Working rail-gun rifle produced with a 3-d printer.

October 20, 2015 | By | Reply More

Do you want a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range? Well, if you’ve got a 3-d printer and want to follow David Wirth’s example, you could print out a 1800 joule rail-gun that fires aluminium and graphite ammo at around 560 mph.

Looks big? Well, the rail-gun needs six capacitors to power it, so maybe all those video games with people running around with super-sized weaponry isn’t that far from the truth?

Working rail-gun rifle produced with a 3-d printer.

Working rail-gun rifle produced with a 3-d printer.

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Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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