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

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    ljm911

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Super_Nerd

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    day-veeddombeef

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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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    dombeefday-veed

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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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    VOLDEMOT123

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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

    10 years ago on Introduction

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