Vol. 01: Gauss Rifle

A linear accelerator for studying high-energy physics costs around $5 billion. But you can make one for about 30 bucks with four strong magnets, a wooden ruler, some plastic tape, and nine steel balls.



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If you want to capture images of the rail gun in action, you can make a cheap high-speed camera set up like these guys did.

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