|The Monthly Theme You Voted For: Electromagnetism|
|Project14 | The Force of Electromagnetism: Anything from Solenoids, Motors, to Wireless Transfer!|
The theme this month is Electromagnetism and it comes from a suggestion from dougw. Your electronics & design project can be anything that uses the force of electromagnetism. This includes anything from motors to solenoids to wireless power transfer. An electromagnetic force usually exhibits electromagnetic fields such as electric fields, magnetic fields, and light, and is one of the four fundamental interactions (commonly called forces) in nature. The four forces of nature are gravity, electromagnetism (electricity and magnetism), strong nuclear force, and weak nuclear force. Your project can involve anything within the electromagnetic spectrum, including projects that involve gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet, infrared, visible light, microwave, and radio waves. For example, your project could involve light or radar. Light is an electromagnetic wave and can travel through the vacuum of outer space. Radar uses radio waves, which are a type of electromagnetic energy.
You could build a motor that demonstrates electromagnetic induction or do a solenoid project. A basic solenoid can be used to push or pull a magnetized rod, charge a magnet or generate electricity. You can use your solenoid to magnetize tools such as a screwdriver to keep screws from getting away. The solenoid can even act as a generator. Whatever you do with your solenoid, make sure that you do it carefully. or projects involving wireless power transfer. Wireless power transfer is a form of electromagnetic induction which is widely used. For example, unconnected induction coils are at the heart of transformers in television sets, smartphones, energy-saving lamps, power lines, etc. By increasing or decreasing the alternating voltage in the electrical grid and individual devices, transformers enable efficient power transmission and the operation of consumer electronics. Modern technology uses electromagnetism in ways analogous to those proposed by Nikola Tesla in the mid-19th century. Technology is far enough caught up to begin realizing the world he envisioned. One that could supply power to the world without the need for a tangle of wires strung everywhere. It can be seen in all sorts of things, from wireless charging pads for phones, to electric cars.
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Your Project, Your Ideas!
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Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
Visit: Electromagnetism or tag your project blog electromagnetismch
You have until April 15th End of Day to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!
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