Homemade Gauss Rifle
June 12, 2002 5:22 AM   Subscribe

Homemade Gauss Rifle and other fun science toys for kids. Don't forget to check out the amazing catalog of cool stuff you can buy to build these things. There's nothing more fun than a 4-pack of (rare earth element) Neodymium / Iron / Boron magnets!
posted by Irontom (7 comments total)
Except, maybe, a metal that melts in hot water - Field's Metal is a non-toxic alloy will melt in hot tea or coffee, according to the catalog.
posted by Irontom at 5:23 AM on June 12, 2002

hey, cool link! Who needs the kids around for this? I would enjoy it just for myself. It's the kid inside, I guess.
posted by ashbury at 6:19 AM on June 12, 2002

If you like that you'll probably love Backyard Ballistics.
posted by O9scar at 8:25 AM on June 12, 2002

hours of fun...
posted by iain at 12:44 PM on June 12, 2002

Checks off must-get list:

82) Things that explode
113) Small super-powerful magnets

posted by vacapinta at 1:40 PM on June 12, 2002

Gauss Rifle, pffft... I wanna make a rail gun. ;)
posted by hobbes at 1:50 PM on June 12, 2002

Gauss Rifle vs. Rail Gun - You say to-mah-toe, I say to-may-toe.
posted by Irontom at 7:44 AM on June 13, 2002

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