Ferrofluid

Ferrofluid Magnetic Display

Ferrofluid Magnetic Display

Bob Products makes these large-scale professional displays which use electromagnets to play with the strange and unusual properties of ferrofluid. The systems can be programmed to manipulate the magnets and fluid while displaying lighting and sound effects.

Cool Ferrofluid Patterns

Cool Ferrofluid Patterns

We’re not sure what sort of magnets Chemical Bouillon used beneath their container of ferrofluid, but they used them to manipulate the wondrous magnetic fluid into some fascinating organic patterns. More here and here.

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Rhei Clock

Rhei Clock

Damjan Stankovic and Marko Pavlovic’s Rhei¬†works a lot like the Ferrolic Clock, except it uses mechanically operated magnets instead of electromagnets to control the ferrofluid. Its animation is a lot¬†simpler, but none of the shapes produced are exactly alike.

Ferrolic Clock

Ferrolic Clock

Zelf Koelman’s Ferrolic Clock uses ferrofluid suspended in clear liquid and electromagnets to steer the fluid into place to display the current time as well as abstract patterns. Zelf will produce a limited run, for a whopping $8500 ea.

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