Introduction: Stacked Levitation With Sparks and Bubbles

It's completely useless yet awesome experiment. Combined diamagnetic suspension levitation with diamagnetic opposition levitation with lots of soap bubbles and sparks + spinning caused by a homopolar motor.

Step 1: Once You Get Things to Levitate Add Bubbles and Sparks

You need:

1. Diamagnetic suspension rig (height adjustable magnet that is leveled in horizontal plane)

2. Cylindrical diamagnetic opposition levitation device that can levitate a piece of pyrolytic graphite.

3. Soap bubbles

4. battery and wires for a homopolar motor. My power source was a rechargable 3000mAh 3,7V battery.


Comments

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ThomasK19 (author)2016-05-02

Can you explain how you get this levitating?

I like the moment in the video when the batteries go up like a rocket.

author
MAGNET TRICKS (author)ThomasK192016-05-02

Thank you! The big ferrite ring magnets in the picture are adjusted to a specific
height above the levitating neodymium magnet. The battery is in between
the wires not shown in the video. There is a tile of pyrolytic graphite
under neodymium. Pyrolytic graphite It is strongly diamagnetic which
means
it repells magnets. Top magnet is countering gravity's pull on the
neodymium. When the ring ferrite magnets area adjusted to
a right
distance from neodymium - down force pull on the neodymium is minimal
and the repelling force of pyrolytic graphite can show
up in a form of levitation.

author
ThomasK19 (author)MAGNET TRICKS2016-05-03

My physics base knowledge does not note such knowledge. Where did you learn that?

author
MAGNET TRICKS (author)ThomasK192016-05-03

By watching YouTube-videos :)

author
ThomasK19 (author)MAGNET TRICKS2016-05-03

Cool! And I thought, watching YT is just a waste of time xD

author
MAGNET TRICKS (author)ThomasK192016-05-12

Depends of what you watch. There are lots of jewels amongts the dookies :)

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