Experiments with magnetic levitation
Floating Pie Pan
This exhibit is presently under construction. When I have something to show, I'll add it here.
This is something I first found out about from the original Mr. Magnet at MIT.
Plans for this can be found in the following reference:
Physics Demonstration Experiments Vol 2 (Heat, E&M, Optics, Atomic
and Nuclear Physics)
Harry F. Meiners
The Ronald Press Company, NY
It can be found under the Magnetism section 31-2.22, page 945.
This requires a fair amount of work to build. Steel laminations need to be procured, cut, mounted, oil filled caps are needed, and two large center-tapped windings of about 1000' each need to be wound and varnished. Cost will be about $500 plus labor.
I may start with a different kind of levitator.