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Maglev II Track

A Pitsco Exclusive
$164.95 (USD)
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Description

Pitsco’s redesigned Maglev II Track gives you two options: regular or electrifying!

The track still offers magnetic levitation that can be powered by gravity or a battery-operated maglev vehicle. But now it also enables you to apply an electric current to the track to power a vehicle – just like a real maglev train.

Just attach a positive lead to one side of the track and a negative lead to the other, turn on DC power, and away your maglev vehicle goes. This also enables you to control the vehicle’s speed by adjusting the power level.

Constructed of sturdy aluminum, the two 4' track sections combine to create an 8' track. Requires some assembly. You can apply an electric current to the Maglev II Track using the Maglev E Track Power Supply (37797), sold separately. We do not recommend any other DC power source.

Details

Type: Tools and Equipment/Launching and Testing Grades: 3-12
SKU: W37516

Safety

What You'll Get

  • Rolls of mounting tape
  • 2 connector pins
  • 4 strip magnets
  • 2 track sections (4')

Resources

Learning Values

Science
  • Aerodynamic drag
  • Center of mass
  • Magnetism
Technology
  • Design processes
  • Friction reduction
  • Social perspectives
Engineering
  • Modeling
  • Problem-solving
  • Technological design
Math
  • Measuring time
  • Proportions
  • Using formulas

Specifications

  • Size: 8'
  • Dimensions: The inside of the track is 2-9/16 inches wide, and the overall height on the outside is 2-1/2 inches. The width of the magnetic strip is 1/2 inch, and it is 1/4 inch thick. The height inside from the barrier between the magnetic strips is 1-1/2 inches.
  • Tools and Materials Required: Rubbing alcohol, soft cloths, utility knife, maglev vehicle, duct tape, safety glasses, tape measure, power supply