Floating thanks to XXL magnets
Levitating above repelling neodymium magnets
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Fascinating magnetic repulsionIt is a commonly known fact that unequal magnetic poles attract each other, while equal magnetic poles repel each other. But can magnetic repulsion be strong enough to keep a person hovering steadily?
Just so you know: It works! But only with a complex construction and XXL magnets, the "Monolith" from supermagnete.fr, which can hold 200 kg! The following video illustrates the detailed assembly of this exciting experiment.
Angle bracket and wood make for a very sturdy construction that won't give in.
Why wood? Anyone who has worked with magnets knows that wood works well with magnets: it's not magnetic, easy to manipulate, but stable nevertheless.
The steel angle brackets are good for hooking up a steel cable (large opening).