June 11, 2013

Magnetic levitation train demonstration with Arduino

 As part of their robotics exercises and entering competitions with the, the "Antipodes" team of female students have created an excellent example of a magnetic levitation demonstration using Arduino and circuitry, some LEGO and a lot of magnets. By studying the theory of magnetic levitation they have reproduced a working system that allows for speed and direction control as well as track-end avoidance and more. It's amazing what can be done with some time and effort, and the results are demonstrated by a team member in the following video:

That's a whole lot of awesome - so visit the project website for complete details and tutorials on how to recreate it yourself. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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