PCB Actuators

This actuator is made from a coil integrated into a printed circuit board (PCB) which generates a weak magnetic-field to interact with a stronger magnet.

This solution makes it possible to create other fun projects like: linear actuators, flip-dots, flexure actuators, ferrofluid controllers and PCB electromagnets. Check out our 12-layer PCB Actuator which is the Strongest PCB Actuator for its size!

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