This fascinating tabletop showpiece features a miniature replica of our solar system. It uses magnetic levitation tech to float accurate models of each planet in orbit around the sun. The positions of each planet are synchronized in real-time using NASA data, and it’s available with a light-up sun. You can also accelerate the orbital speed for faster action.
It’s easy to float a ping pong ball above a diagonal stream of air thanks to the Coandă effect. Mark Rober of Crunchlabs wanted to see what could be lifted with a stronger wind source than a blow dryer, so he subjected various household items to a high-pressure jet of compressed air.
Take a trip into space with this levitating planet lamp from Levitos. The illuminated planet floats and spins about 0.75″ above its base using electromagnetic induction technology and casts a colorful glow from inside of its orb. The planet and base measure about 5.25″ wide.
Cooling yttrium barium copper oxide (YBCO) to -180°C creates a superconductor that levitates when placed in a magnetic field. Magnetic Games demonstrates the strange physics at play using powerful neodymium magnets for the supercooled puck to interact with. Turn captions on for more details.
This unique wooden clock tells time using a hidden LED display behind its face, while a floating metal sphere orbits around its perimeter. In addition to a standard clock mode, it works as a timer or counts down to an important event. RGB or warm white LED backlighting give it an extra pop.
The Moon camera has a base that allows for magnetic levitation and wireless charging. But it’s more than a floating eye. It can rotate itself towards a source of sound, and act as a home automation controller. It even has an IR blaster to control older appliances.
We’ve seen several objects that use magnetic levitation. This floating pillow lets you show off the precious items that you already own. It’s strong enough to lift jewelry, watches and other small items. The base comes in wired and wireless models, and three colors.
Combining the ideas of his cloud lamp with the levitating Bluetooth speaker, Richard Clarkson Studio and Crealev teamed up to build this uniquely awesome sound system which features a floating storm cloud with a built in wireless speaker. Shut up and take our money.