projectile launcher with solenoid and neodymuim magnet

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by pepsico, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. pepsico

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    Hello gnetuys,
    I am new here and I was working a projectile launcher for kids ,so please its not a missile launcher.So my first idea was to use springs for the launcher but I definitely came to see that kids cannot put such a spring.So I went on to design one with a solenoid inside the pvc pipe .But the solenoid will have a soft iron that will double its magnetism when an ac current flows through it.Also I was to use a neodymuim magnet at one end of the solenoid so that when the solenoid gets current it becomes magnetized with lets say a south pole at the end where there is the neodymuim magnet with a north pole ,and immediately the relay switches the current ,that solenoid end now becomes the north and hence repels the magnet since its also has a north pole .So the magnet hits a dodge ball.By the way it is an angry bird project ,so we will have a target but the target is already done.Its the launcher the main problem.My question is if the magnet will move very fast to hit a dodge ball.I heard those magnets are the strongest on earth but dont know if it can actually hit that ball.Please I need ideas
     
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  3. THE_RB

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    And ping pong balls are much safer as projectiles!
     
  4. pepsico

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    thank you guys
     
  5. pepsico

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    The only issue with that idea is that it will be outdoor and we will not have sufficient power to pressurize the pvc pipe
     
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