Railgun

Events

Brainstorming

May 3, 2017 - May 7, 2017

Brainstorming ideas on how to make the railgun.

Collecting materials

May 5, 2017 - May 9, 2017

Buying all of our materials at local stores like Home Depot.

Proposal

May 7, 2017 - May 9, 2017

Writing the proposal for the Rail gun experiment.

construction of rails

May 9, 2017 - May 13, 2017

mounting the rails onto a acrylic sheet.

construction of launcher

May 11, 2017 - May 13, 2017

launcher will give the rail gun a initial velocity so the marble doesn't get welded to the rails.

connecting rail to launcher

May 14, 2017 - May 17, 2017

The rail is integrated with the rails so that it moves smoothly.

Connecting batteries

May 17, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Using large gauge wire the batteries will be connected in series to the rails using switches

testing

May 21, 2017 - May 26, 2017

making sure everything works