Maglev Train

Maglev Train
Maglev Train
Maglev Train
Maglev Train
Maglev Train
Maglev Train
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  • CHILDREN'S MUSEUM,
  • MOVEMENT,
  • SCIENCE CENTER

MagLev Train introduces the visitor to transportation through magnetic levitation. Running parallel to the rail outside the museum, MagLev Train has two levels of track; one track is completely straight and the other has a hill in the middle. Both tracks have a double row of magnets inside a hidden channel. The train cars have magnets attached to their underside. When placed on the track, the train cars ‘hover’ above the track. Visitors can push the cars along the track to see how far they will travel. Each train car has a rubber bumper on either end. One bumper is a soft rubber while to other is a harder rubber. The bumpers allow for train cars to be pushed into each other to experiment with elastic and in-elastic collisions.

Exhibit concept designs provided by Gyroscope Inc.




Installed:
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation