Let there be light! In this tutorial we'll build a basic magnetic levitator. This guide will go over some of the theory, how to use a magnetic field sensor, and how to use one to build a basic levitation circuit. Finally, we'll go a bit further and build a wireless power floating light.
To follow along with the examples in this tutorial you will need the following materials:
The other parts used that we don't carry are:
- Analog Hall Effect Sensor
- 1N5401 Diode
- 1mH Inductor
The tools needed for this project is a multimeter and soldering iron, but having access to an oscilloscope will help with testing as well.
If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing.