I apologise if this topic has already been covered in the forums but I could not find anything directly related to what im trying to achieve with an arduino.
For my final year project in college I am creating a model of a maglev train, and in order to provide the propulsion of the vehicle I must create a 3-phase signal to 3 electromagnets/solenoids which depend on their position in the magnetic field. I'm hoping the picture I've attached will more clearly explain what I am talking about. Using 3 hall-effect sensors I will get feedback on where the electromagnets are with respect to the magnetic poles which can be seen in the picture, as the group of 3 solenoids moves the phase must change accordingly in order to attract and repel their adjacent magnets.
My question is, is it possible to create 3 simple d.c phases that will provide power to each solenoid with position feedback from the hall-effect sensors?, if so how should I go about doing this, as I am very inexperienced with arduino's and their programming. I know motor shields can be used to control motors and phases etc. but I'm hoping I can do it without the shields because I have already spent a fortune on the project and getting it built and materials etc.
Any help or reply on how I might go about achieving this would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance!