Watch This Homemade Railgun Fire A Projectile Into A Cantaloupe

Thwack!

Creator With Railgun

Creator With Railgun

xtamared via imgur

Railguns scream science fiction. Hobbyists love making these rifles, which use electromagnetic forces to rapidly accelerate a magnetic metal slug before hurling it into the air. This design, by YouTube user xtamared, is hardly the first homemade railgun, but it's one of the biggest. Here, watch as it knocks a cantaloupe off a pedestal: