How-To: Levitate a pencil lead


Prolific, anonymous YouTube DIY science guru NurdRage, who in the past has brought us instructions for synthesizing trichlorophenyl oxalate (TCPO) and instructions for using it to make homemade glowsticks, presents this cool video and corresponding Instructable showing how to observe diamagnetic levitation using common pencil lead instead of the expensive pyrolytic graphite usually employed in this demonstration.

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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