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 is the Managing Director of the Mentored Engineer and owner of Rasmussen Designs. He received his BSME from Baylor University and holds a professional engineering license in North Carolina and Texas. He has been an engineer since 2002 with extensive experience in engineering design, fabrication and troubleshooting. He specializes in mobile equipment, hydraulic systems and machine design. He has two patents

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