The ATLAS detector, the largest particle detector at the LHC, is one the most complex machines ever built. However, due to its complexity, explaining the ATLAS detector at a high-school level can be challenging. Below, we show how to use 3D printers (or straws & cardboard) to build a model of the toroidal ATLAS magnet system. We also suggest learning activities for the physics classroom.
Model for 3D printing: Build your own functional model of the ATLAS toroidal magnet system
- Video "Build your own ATLAS magnet: a functional 3D-printed model"
- 3D Model and student worksheet (ENGLISH)
- 3D compass which can be used to explore the magnetic field of the model
Model with straws: Build a model of the toroidal ATLAS magnet system with everyday material