maglev (magnetic levitation ) prototype for graduation project

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by ronan albert, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. ronan albert

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 31, 2014
    i want ask guys if it possible to do controllable maglev train and what i need basically
  2. Lyncheese

    New Member

    Jun 28, 2014
    Of course its possible. Nothing is impossible as long as you're willing to build it.

    read this link :

    And you will get the big idea to get started.

    It said that for this system you will need :
    • A large electrical power source
    • Metal coils lining a guideway or track
    • Large guidance magnets attached to the underside of the train
    In short, a lot of electromagnetics.

    Good luck !
  3. crutschow


    Mar 14, 2008
    Here's a maglev design that's totally passive.
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  4. nsaspook

    AAC Fanatic!

    Aug 27, 2009
    That's a cool design. We use Halbach arrays to confine and focus ion beam surface charge on wafers for neutralization with a Xenon plasma. The problem with this method of levitation Earnshaws_theorem is that it requires relatively high motion (energy) to be stable in a simple configuration without mechanical constraint. To achieve stable levitation at 1 to 2 kilometers an hour must require some very strong magnets and a complex track coils but it should be possible to build a simple version using a fast moving 'car' with a cable constrain on the track.