Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Magnetic mover

  1. Jun 5, 2008 #1
    Hey, I'm a high school student After Taking AP PHysics, I really want to create a magnetic mover to make this really cool thing described in the picture, a quick illustration. I want to impress my friends when a can of soda pops out at super fast speed.

    What I want to do is create some coils to create a magnetic force when current runs through it, on a magnet. described in 1 and 3. The coil is described in 2. I want to ask if I run the current in one direction, can I change it and will it attract the magnet then can I make it repel?
    The image is attached.

    Thanks soo much

    Attached Files:

  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 12, 2008 #2


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    You should do a little reading about maglev, and about rail guns. You can use www.wikipedia.org as a starting point for that reading. Once you read those subjects, go ahead and post some more questions here in this thread if you have them.
  4. Jun 12, 2008 #3
    I made a railgun in high school. Unfortunately you need a rather excessive (excessive for a high school student with little to no equipment and a poor knowledge of electronics) amount of current to give it some good movement.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Magnetic mover
  1. Magnets & closures (Replies: 3)

  2. Magnetic turbine (Replies: 14)

  3. Magnetic "shielding" (Replies: 10)

  4. Repulsion of magnets (Replies: 4)

  5. Magnetism in gears (Replies: 7)