Maxwell’s Cradle Kit

£31.20

A desktop toy that shows the power of magnetism. A steel ball runs on a slightly curved acrylic track, being given a small “kick” by the electromagnetic coil in the centre.

Only 2 left in stock (can be backordered)

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Description

A desktop toy that shows the power of magnetism. A steel ball runs on a slightly curved acrylic track, being given a small “kick” by the electromagnetic coil in the centre. Due to gravity and the curved track, the ball reaches the and runs back to the middle to be given a “kick” by the electromagnet again, repeating the process.

The kit is made from transparent acrylic and an electronic PCB, the position of the ball is determined by two opto-sensors under the acrylic track. A free form electromagnetic coil make from enamelled wire is provided to accelerate the ball.

The Maxwell’s cradle requires a power supply of 12V at 2A or more

(video above used with permission from RC2014)

and A TikTok with the physics of the Maxsells Cradle from another customer.

Maxwell Cradle Resources can be found here 

 

Additional information

Weight 200 kg