Magnets, Copper Coil, and Batteries Will Make You a Tiny Hyperloop

Why wait on Elon Musk?

A tiny electric train

The Hyperloop is getting closer and closer to becoming reality, but if it is still not coming fast enough for you  (aka Physics Girl) has a decent placeholder for you. It can't carry passengers, just batteries with magnets attached; it isn't sealed off in a near-vacuum; and its max speed looks to be about 7 to 8 mph, but hey, it's a start.

It's fantastically DIY, to the extent that Cowern can make it on her bed. This would be a great project to show a young kid the power of magnets and motion. Watch for the train, stick around for the quick lesson in electromagnetic physics. 

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