Introduction: The Amazing Levitating Orb - Static Powered

It Really Levitates!
This is so simple, and so cool. It uses static electricity to make a tinsel orb levitate above a PVC pipe. We've gotten the orb to float for over 10 minutes. We just discovered you can use a regular balloon instead of the PVC pipe, but we like the pipe best. Watch the video, and then make your own!

Written step by step instructions and how to get tinsel can be found at:

http://www.sciencebob.com/experiments/static_orb.php

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Zarkow made it!(author)2014-11-18

Help! My orb sticks to the pipe instead of repelling! What am I doing wrong? :-(

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ljm911 made it!(author)2014-02-05

This is awesome. Can I just use the little stuff from the long strands?

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Super_Nerd made it!(author)2011-02-01

I have a plan to max this up. Three er Four Words Van de Graff Genorator.

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arrow+shot made it!(author)2010-04-08

its like that 20 dollar static wand, but for less than a dollar :D

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dombeef made it!(author)2010-06-22

It is now $30 This is still 1 dollar!

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day-veed made it!(author)2010-11-20

Thats why I love making stuff! Can't be bothered to buy anything and I also don't have the money!

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dombeef made it!(author)2010-11-20

True about what you said, i can fix or make what ever i want to! I just finished making a mechanicle Iris out of business cards and old foam core stuff. It is going to be a monocle. :)

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ripstik+juggler made it!(author)2009-09-03

holy hell this is cool

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VOLDEMOT123 made it!(author)2009-08-15

AWESOME!! THIS IS FINALLY THE BEST VID I HAVE FOUND ON LEVITATING AN OBJECT AND U CAN LEARN SCIENCE WHILE HAVING FUN!!

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vlad_tepesch made it!(author)2009-05-25

that remeinds me at starwars there luke trains with lightsabre with little flying laser fireing orbs on a travel on board of the millenium falcon

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Wittner made it!(author)2009-05-15

Very cool Bob! That volcano experiment might just take a back seat this weekend! I have to check out that site, cheers, Wittner

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