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How to levitate a playing card with your cellphone! Answered

I got about halfway through making one of these before I started questioning its seriousness. Is it a joke? Or, hopefully, is it valid?

UPDATE:
Don't you just love who gullible some people are? ; ) Anyway, now that I've shared this with everyone, should I delete this topic. I'm not sure how it could benefit anyone else by leaving it up, and I try to clean up my messes.

If anyone knows the latter to be true, could you give the scientific explanation for why a cellphone can levitate a playing card?

Looking up how to add a video now. :P Here's the URL in the meantime:
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/448034/secret_science_anti_gravity_revealed_homemade





Errr...Perhaps I'll make an Instructable on how to not read the entire set of directions in an Instructable on how to make videos. Mmmmm...recursion :P


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Definately wires... I wonder how many tried to replicate it...

Could I bother you to perhaps visit this site? It really bothers me when people do that. :P

Oh GOSH! You caught my typo! Sorry, but because of recent changes to this site, I'm forced to use Firefox, the one and only application on my computer without spell-checking.

No. I'm not kidding. Most applications on the Mac work with the OS X integrated spell checker. So far, all except Firefox.

Show it to me in the Macintosh version. I've been unable to find it. On the Mac, most programs simply allow the OS's spellchecker to do the work. Firefox seems to block it. Anyway, this isn't exactly the place for this discussion.

Mac's have a built in spell-checker? Anyway, let's clutter this topic with our completely unrelated discussion just teeny bit more :P

Tada!

From what I see, you're asking for Mac version of Firefox? (os x)

Nope! I have Firefox. Unfortunately, Firefox does not have a spellchecker and for some strange reason, can't use the Mac's built-in spellchecker. :(

Does not! But I did, just this morning, discover that there is a downloadable plugin to enable spell-checking. Unfortunately, it's a very lame dictionary. Not near what's already available if the proper text-editing resources of the computer were used.

er...um...I'm using Firefox, and it's telling me right now that I misspelled "er"....

Well, this version running on my Macbook Pro does not display misspellings at all. Even after I just installed the eng_us dictionary. If I right-click (control-click) a known misspelling, I get a menu consisting of "undo, _, cut, copy, paste, delete, _, Select All" with approriate items greyed out. No spelling options or corrections. To spell-check, I'm forced to copy the message to a Text-Edit window, check it and paste back if there were corrections. The above mentioned plugin did, in fact work on my G4 Mac, but does not work on the Intel based Mac.

Like this, eh? What I can't figure out is whether these people who claim to have done it are just trying to keep the joke going, or if they actually think it yielded results for them. o.O

Won't believe this until I get it to work. Levitation can't be that simple. It has to involve magnets or something.

"zero point" indeed... No, don't waste your time on this. Notice that the card appears to dissapear: fine wires (or similar) are going to be completely invisible in this clip.

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thejrb

11 years ago

yeah probably edited.At some parts if you watch closely the card will tilt up and disappear.

That's because playing cards are thin. ; )

i wanna try

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CowGuy

11 years ago

Looks edited with the floating part. Just my opinion, try it see if it works if it does I'll look for an answer