A DIY magnetic levitation vehicle to inspire future engineers
Next to our Arduino booth at Makerfaire Bay Area we had a cool project created by Antipodes, a girls robotics team headquartered in Pacifica, California, USA. It’s a Do It Yourself (DIY) remote controlled (RC) model maglev with electromagnetic propulsion, or shortly called maglev.
A maglev is just like a conventional train but instead of wheels it has magnets and it levitates!
The team did a great job not only for the results achieved but especially in sharing the project’s documentation, detailed with all the steps for the construction through videos and pictures so that others can more easily follow in their footsteps.
The maglev, which won the Maker Faire Editor’s Choice blue ribbon, contains Arduino UNO, Arduino Wireless Protoshield, plus many other components you can explore in their videos below and in the project page.
June 8th, 2013 at 14:39:11
Cheers from Stockholm!
June 8th, 2013 at 19:41:38
June 9th, 2013 at 02:09:54
Very cool project! impressed! Keep up the great work.
June 9th, 2013 at 15:42:11
Definitely inspired! This looks fantastic 🙂
June 9th, 2013 at 20:18:39
Maybe a new generation will finally be inspired to get Halbach Array based MagLevs working?
June 9th, 2013 at 23:45:26
Awesome. Now upscale it. Maglev sleds for people transport. ie Star Wars landspeeder floating on a hidden. Would make the drive, I mean glide, to work so much more fun. Do it.
June 9th, 2013 at 23:47:01
Incredible! Wow !
Really cool project ..
June 10th, 2013 at 07:35:54
@Gazza: The Germans tried it, but it didn’t work out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transrapid
The French had a similliar project, but using something like a hover train, wich failed as well.
June 10th, 2013 at 09:56:52
Very cool.. girls, women go on…
> @Gazza: The Germans tried it, but it didn’t work out.
the technic works.. reasons why it “failed” are more pricing and social problems.. inform yourself better 😉
in china its reality:
June 15th, 2013 at 15:39:16
nice project………its inspired…..