Technical education in classical fields like electrical engineering is confronted in western countries with on one side a high demand for engineers coming from industry and on the other side by the reduced interest from younger generation, whose interest is highly polarised by information and communication technologies. A linear motor demo-track has been set up, in order to reinforce the demonstrative aspects of modern technology as a contribution to the motivation of students for the industrial world. It is also an alternative example to the too classical rotating asynchronous motor in the field of education on variable speed drive.