In 2014, Amazing Science published a simple electric train video that demonstrated how an alkaline battery and four strong magnets could be propelled through a coiled copper wire track.
This video by Mr. Michal takes this simple electromagnetic train to the next level with a 20-meter (65-foot) track of wire. Watch as four battery + magnet ‘trains’ travel over, under, and around what might be the longest simple electric train track in the world.
How did he do it? Mr. Michal writes:
Everyone can make a simple electric train at home… Just a little time and you have your own train station with various trains and wagons and lots of wire tracks. And full hours of fun can begin… You only need these three parts.
1. copper wire raw or aluminum wire
2. battery ( AAAA, AAA, AA, CR2, 123, C AND D )
3. and two neodymium magnets ( it must be larger in diameter than battery )
Enjoy more neodymium magnet videos and more videos with batteries. Then discover more astonishing track setups:
• Magnetic accelerator demonstrations
• The Mother of All Hot Wheels Tracks
• How to make a steel track marble run, a step-by-step guide
• Robotic Loop: Train vs. Robot
• Quantum Levitation: A mind-blowing demonstration and explanation
• Metropolis II at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Also: How to make simple homopolar motor ‘race cars’.
h/t The Awesomer.
This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.
Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.