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Electromagnetic Levitation Quadcopter

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Published on Jan 30, 2017

Spinning magnets near copper sheets create levitation!
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Special thanks to Hyperloop One for showing me around.

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Nathan Hansen, Donal Botkin, Tony Fadell, Saeed Alghamdi, Zach Mueller, Ron Neal, Perry cl, Bryan Baker
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Filmed by Raquel Nuno, Edited by Trevor Carlee

Obviously this "quadcopter" is a demonstration device, showing how moving magnets over a conducting surface can generate levitation. It has not been optimized to minimize losses or be an efficient mode of transport. I still think it's pretty cool. I'm used to seeing light things levitated by induced currents but not a 100+ lb machine.

For more on Hyperloop One: https://hyperloop-one.com/

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