Maglev Car





Introduction: Maglev Car

this is a video of my science fair project, i thought i would post is a car that is being levitate soly due to the power of repelling magnets, the black things you see are the magnets, this car levitates about 2cm off the track, and i am currently trying to make a propulsion system by only using permanent magnets. the car is made out of foam and the blue stuff your see is double sided sticky tape to make it more aerodynamic.
*NOTE* if you saw this video on youtube, that was mine...and the picture credit goes to this site it is not my image...just wanted to point that out...



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    if you want to try and make propulsion system you could check out my instructable just look up how to build a maglev train mines going to use a system of electromagnets and other stuff to keep it floating and to move it.

    or if you want take some regular magnets and line them down the middle of the track going north south north south north south....and so on... and then on the bottom of your car put a magnet with the north side facing down on the front end and a magnet with the south side facing down on the other end of the bottom of the car and that will move it forward...mines more comlicated because it involves turning the magnets on and off and changing their polarity and keeping the car floating its very confusing so try what i said here cause that should work because thats how we set up our maglev track in 8th grade last year in engineering and technology class so good luck

    What would happen if you angled all the magnets at a 45 degree angle and have the car weigh the right amount so that they are all in line? would it work?

     Could you tilt the rows of magnets inward in order to make the car stay on track instead of using those metal sheets on the sides?
    I believe you'd also have to modify the bottom of the car accordingly, tilting its magnets.

    hmmm...thats actually not a bad idea i will try that thank you

    If you have a piece of aluminium on the bottom of the train, and you spin a magnet end for end or slide it along underneath it, it will move forward without touching.

    Unfortunately that doesn't work due to something called 'Earnshaw's theorem'.

    what if you were angle the magnets foward? that make it so the car went forward would it not?

    Hey guys I made a new model this year...only this Time its levitated by Air...once I finish It i will post it up so you guys can see it

    I made some thing like this for the future city Compition in NYC. I had a friendly argument with a college student about the possibility of making a  Perpetual Motion Machines with magnets. Not necessarily perpetual motion but at least spins a circuit a few of times to show the judges.