From the MAKE Flickr pool
Member Cmorris posted these images of an elegantly simple levitation setup –
Folded business card behind magnets provides nice contrast. The pyrolytic graphite square floats about 2mm above the magnets, you can easily slide a business card all the way underneath without disturbing it.
For those interested in learning more –
To put it simply, diamagnetism is a substance’s tendency to become magnetized in the opposite direction of an externally applied magnetic field. Demonstrations of this action in organic materials can be visually stunning:
Diamagnetic levitation – Link
From the Maker store:
Magnetic sculpture kit – Link