Its Alive! – This Linear Synchronous Motor Actually Works

We’ve finally got our Linear Synchronous Motor working with 2 phases on our test bench. It has been a long time coming! Now that it is working, we need to answer the question, should we continue? All good engineers will ask this question periodically to ensure they are on the right path.

Wiring Schematic

I used a L298 style Dual DC Motor Driver found on Amazon. Be sure to add fuses and the TVS diodes to prevent flyback voltage.

Download the code for the Parallax Propeller 1 Chip

Corey Rasmussen

Corey Rasmussen is an award-winning professional engineer (NC and TX) with over 20 years of product design and development experience. He has two patents related to aerial lifts machinery, has advanced certifications in hydraulics and electronic controls, and specializes in designing mobile equipment. Corey is the principal engineer of Rasmussen Designs and is based out of Durham, NC.

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