Our car is about 1 kg, we are using the standards pitsco track, with a few ceramic bar magnets. So far we haven't seen a team come close to our car's size. We have been able to get travel the entire 95 cm in as little as 3 seconds and as much as 15 seconds. We were altering the time by adding mass, and disconnecting one of the two 9 volt batteries.How heavy is your car? and the strips from Pitsco or Kelvin are good to use, ones from like walmart are halbach arrays which wont work for maglev.
Sorry, I didn't exactly clarify that, we are using the pitsco tracks with the standard magnetic strips. On the bottom of our vehicle is where we put ceramic magnets, they are about 5cm x 2.5cm and we have 4 on each side.How exactly does one build a track out of ceramic magnets?
My teammate and I have build two tracks out of ceramic magnets in the last year. The demagnetization was definitely noticeable over time - when we build the first track about 13 months ago, it comfortably levitated 2000g, and it now only supports about 1200g. We're planning to build a third track next month using stronger ceramic magnets such that we won't have any significant demagnetization problems before states.nah, i was not referring to you actually, was more of a general question, i have a surplus of over 200 1-7/8 inch by 7/8 inch by 1/2 inch ceramic magnets each with a 3 pound lift force and i thought i might be able to make a track for my schools other team and i am absolutely stumped as to how i do this. the only way that makes any sense is to anti-align them and as far as i know that would demagnetize them very quickly. i've seen other teams use ceramic magnets so i was wondering how people do it. Do people really anti-align them like that and does the demagnetization actually happen or is it not noticeable?
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