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Building powerful magnetic levitation device

  1. Sep 27, 2014 #1
    I want to have a powerful magnetic levitation device as an attraction for college fest and also as my first big project!
    So I need to know how to start with it.
    I need to workout with all theory parts before I start building it !
    Where to start from?
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  3. Sep 27, 2014 #2


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    You'll need one of those 5 concepts, all have some problems:
    • Superconductors - cooling and cryogenics issues
    • Active electronic stabilisation - not easy to realize
    • Rotation (Levitron-style) - can be hard to balance out if you want to do it on your own
    • Really strong magnets and diamagnetic materials (like the levitating frogs) - I doubt you'll reach the required magnetic field strength
    • some support structure with contact - probably not what you want
  4. Sep 27, 2014 #3


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  5. Sep 27, 2014 #4


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    I don't suppose you wanted a make a demonstration like this one:

  6. Sep 27, 2014 #5
    I want to build something similar to CLM 1.5 !
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