YouTubers love building bonkers devices which blow shit up and this one is up there with the best of them.
Ziggy Zee has constructed a giant electromagnetic railgun which fires rounds with 27,000 joules of force, because why not?
Apparently one joule is approximately the amount of energy needed to lift an apple about one metre against the Earth’s gravity. So, basically, if you get hit by a shot from this bad boy, you’re pretty much going to be vaporised into thin air.
Zee’s YouTube post explains that his 250lbs railgun “uses current to generate extreme magnetic fields that propel a conductive projectile to high speeds”.
The footage shows how, after a couple of attempts, this piece of kit absolutely waylays a piggybank from a pretty significant distance.
It’s both an impressive and terrifying invention and, although we’re happy to watch this thing blow shit to smithereens all day long, it’s definitely not one to try at home!