Levitation tricks have always had a place in magic acts. In fact, it’s my favorite part of the entire act. If you’ve ever tried to think of the scientific side of the illusion, then you’d know that the only way for it to be possible is by magnetism due to repulsive forces exerted by magnets of the same pole.
What you see on those shows aren’t exactly complicated scientific setups, since they’re mostly just illusions. If you want to see science in action though, then give the Levitron Revolution a whirl. It uses a unique technology to actually levitate small objects based on the scientific principles discussed above.
The Levitron Revolution with EZ Float Technology is a mesmerizing way to display small objects. The device allows you to levitate and slowly rotate your collectibles, toys, small office supplies – pretty much anything weighing up to 12 ounces.
To float an object, you first levitate the included small magnetic disc. Four LED lights on the base station help guide the alignment. Next, place your item of choice on top of the disc. The Levitron’s base station automatically compensates for changes in weight.
The Levitron Revolution is available from Vat19 for $99.95.