By pushing a button, the visitor causes an electromagnet coil to energize momentarily, inducing a large current in an aluminum ring. This creates a strong counter electromagnetic field that shoots the ring to the top of the rod where it hits a rubber bumper and then falls safely down for another launch.
This exhibit provides an excellent programming platform for many electromagnetic experiments. The lower half of the rod is protected by a Lexan tube that can be removed by the staff during these demonstrations.
For more information, contact Greg Belew at:
(727) 824-8988 x19 or firstname.lastname@example.org