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Levitating Light Bulb: Duck and Cover When There’s No Power

by Lambert Varias

How many engineering students does it take to build a floating light bulb? Just one. University of Queensland student Chris Rieger combined magnetic levitation and wireless power transfer like peanut butter and jelly to create a fancy floating sandwich. And by sandwich I mean light bulb.

levitating light bulb

Watch the magic happen in the video below:

Rieger says he’s working on a much better version of the bulb, one that will have a built-in dimmer and height control. Drop a comment on YouTube if you’re interested in buying that improved model to help Rieger decide if it’s worth making multiple units.

[via Chris Rieger via Hack A Day]

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Comments (2):

  1. Tudor says:

    Good, good…

    Now, we are one step closer to making THIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M-yMMcZBdU#t=0m17s

    (the Firefly floating chandelier)

  2. led light bulbs says:

    This is so cool, i just ripped a beautiful bulb off an old study room, preparing to throw the dresser!!!…Thank you for this wonderful inspiration!

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