Video Shows Physics Students Levitating Metal Object

Dugan Karnazes, ‘12, Laura Pollum, ‘10, and Brandan Walters, ’12, worked as a team in the Physics 245 course during the spring semester to levitate a magnet using a synthetic electromagnetic field the students created. The project was based on a junior and senior level systems control project at MIT, but the Albion students took it a step further by introducing a function generator which allows the operator to control how far the magnet levitates from the sensor. A video produced by Tommy Kraft, ’13, shows Karnazes and Walters in action in the physics lab.

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