I started with the idea of building a small scal Hyperloop system, that is supposed to levitate and drive magnetically and independent of external power.
I started with a rough CAD design and improved it step by step (about 1 1/2 days)
Pod in tube with track:
Pod (moving vehicle):
Once the approximate dimensions and the concept were defined, the concept was adapted on the basis of the main limiting components (battery module, electronics - main PCB, track PCB).
From this followed the final design including the development of the electronics (about 5 days):
- Tube and Track:
To determine the system dynamics and the design of the control system and associated components, the entire system was simulated in Matlab/Simulink. In addition, the controller was designed and optimized.