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Multidirectional Disco Globe

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Shit pilled-up clubbers' brains with a magical multidirectional discoglobe. Directable electromagnets keep the globe "levitating" within their grasp. Cleverly controlled magnetic pulses allow the DJ or lightsman or automated process to control the direction of spin, from round and round to up and down to all over the shop, casting lights like a flock of drunken starlings wearing miners' helmets.

Alternatively, manufacture a cheap and nasty plastik verson for sale in The Gadget Shop or similar.

calum, Dec 02 2003

You can "levitate" an object http://my.execpc.com/~rhoadley/magsus.htm
[calum, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

You can rotate a levitated object, theoretically. http://web.mit.edu/...ts/Heart/heart.html
[calum, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


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       "magical"
You said it, not me.
phoenix, Dec 02 2003
  

       Hm. I'll freely admit that I'm no scientist - quite the reverse, in fact - but is it not possible that an object could be suspended between magnets and that, by altering the power of the magnets (even by merely switching certain of the the magnets on and off) in a well-constructed pattern, the object could be made to move, possibly even to rotate?   

       If I'm totally wrong then this is magic, if I'm not wrong then, well, it isn't.
calum, Dec 02 2003
  

       Calum, I don't think it is magic. (Perhaps it's not feasible, but that hasn't stopped the halfbakers before... ) If you don't either, than just don't call it magical.
luecke, Dec 02 2003
  


 

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