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Otherpower

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comodore5 years ago
Hey,
Sorry to bother you, could you please take a look at my question?
http://www.instructables.com/answers/Magnetic-LevetationA-Magnet-Levitating-between-t/

Thank you!

Comodore
Otherpower (author)  comodore5 years ago
Hello Comodore -- Your setup looks viable as far as distances and such. I would say that possibly the magnet is not a high enough grade, or the bismuth is not pure. Also keep in mind that the adjustment of the lifting magnet above is very tricky -- it takes practice or the levitating magnet will move to the top or the bottom. Use at least a N40 grade magnet to levitate, and the smaller the better (less weight). DAN
The first 2 pictures are from the internet, they aren't mine... I just described how I but the setup. I still can't get a magnet to levitate and I really experimented for hours, ajusting the space between the bismuth plates and remolded the bismuth to be thicker... The only thing I didn't try is trying to levitate a lighter magnet... Have any suggestions?
moonraven7 years ago
hi i love ur project and i was wondering if you think you can build something like that buy bigger if you can i would gladly pay u but for more imformation on what im talking about messege me on my myspace page www.myspace.com/scorpio999
Otherpower (author)  moonraven7 years ago
It probably can't be made much bigger -- the diamagnetic force is so small that it's not enough to lift anything with much more mass. DAN
ewilhelm7 years ago
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