Just got the parts for one of the computers I’m building. The case came in its own box. The box looked only slightly damaged. However, inside…
Why would anything ever format a hard drive like this?
The bank in question consists of twenty-four 400V 2700µF capacitors. It’s charged by rectified 240V mains.
Here are some miscellaneous clips of the bank charge being dumped into various objects.
“Mass launcher:” This device consists simply of a coil of wire wrapped about 12 times, causing a rather large amount of inductance when charged. Upon discharging the bank into this thick-gauge coil, ferrous metals will be attracted toward the center of the coil. More interestingly, however, non-ferrous metals are violently repelled.
“Compression wave” gun: We fire a projectile out of a cannon of sorts made fro PVC pipe. The propulsion method is energy captured from the explosion of a small wire within the chamber, which displaces a fair amount of air due to a compression wave.