How to levitate a magnet with no batteries, external power, or trickery. It floats on pure SCIENCE!
Below are some links you can use to purchase bismuth and the magnets seen in this video, but first a word of warning: Strong magnets can be really dangerous, especially if you have more than one. The 1" cylinder magnet that I use for this project could break bones if you let your hand get between it and another large magnet as they snap together. Smaller magnets that are pulled against a larger one might shatter on impact and fire out sharp chips. I recommend eye protection while working with them. Lastly, don't purchase strong magnets if you live around anyone with a pacemaker. Pacemakers are adjusted magnetically and could malfunction if exposed to strong magnetic fields.
Bismuth can be purchased here (this is an affiliate link): http://ebay.to/1TihOkv
Note that to create large crystals like I do in this video you will probably need at least 5 pounds of Bismuth, but you could probably use as little as 1 pound to cast two small plates that would function fine for a levitator. They don't need to be nearly as thick as the plates on my prototype to function.
A 1" neodymium cylinder magnet can be purchased here (another affiliate link): http://ebay.to/1CXtGiD
And the 1/4" magnets (I incorrectly called them 1/8" in the video) (affiliate link): http://ebay.to/1RhIWTg
No, unfortunately this is not an over-unity device, though in a vacuum it would very nearly be a perpetual motion device as the magnet would have nothing to slow it from spinning without air resistance.
Here are some of my sources I stumbled on while researching this video:
The first video I saw on the subject: https://youtu.be/MMEkA2_N6vY
A great page for learning about the physics of diamagnetic levitation: https://www.kjmagnetics.com...
This video inspired the final design I decided to use for my build, very elegant: https://youtu.be/_Gtwg-jTItY
Finally, here is my own video I made a few months ago about how to make bismuth crystals: https://youtu.be/v8KYZHMkTHw
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