Our timeline goal had us doing research until the 16th of March. As of now, that has been going quite well and we are ahead of schedule. We have located a source for the magnets, places to acquire the materials and the prices for the superconductor, and have also done some delving into the processes required to make the superconductor. In order to make the superconductor, we also needed to talk to several teachers around Northgate.
These materials will need to be heated to around 950°C for eighteen to twenty four hours. The end product will be a superconductor, that when coated in liquid nitrogen, should levitate above the magnetic track. In addition to this, we have created a ~19:50 scale model of our proposed design to aid in visualization. It has prevented us from making a counting error and the visualization has helped us narrow down the materials we will use for the base. If our current progress continues, we will remain ahead of schedule and soon have a built track.
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