Transportation Engineering Workshop – Mag Lev – Trains of the Future

Mag Lev – Trains Of The Future Workshop

This is a great engineering workshop!

What is “mag-lev” anyway?  Why can the trains go so fast?  You mean they just float?  In this hands on workshop the class designs and builds their own magnetic levitation racer. 

Students use safe, basic hand tools to build their prototype out of high density foam.  They design and build a wind propulsion system for their racer and race them on an electronically timed mag-lev track.  Students build a prototype and then test and improve  their designs.

mag lev workshop 1

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mag lev workshop 2