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littleBits: Ayah Bdeir

littleBits is a system of electronic parts for play and prototyping. Designed for children, artists, or anyone shy about soldering, littleBits make electronics easy, fun, fast and accessible. Ayah Bdeir talks about her simple and intriguing system of magnetically connected, expandable electronics. Subscribe to the Maker Faire podcast in iTunes, download the m4v directly, or […]

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DIY mechanical magnetic levitation

DIY mechanical magnetic levitation

Bill Beaty documents his recipe for levitating neodymium magnets using two rotating coppers tubes. Note: The aptly named “Fantastically Dangerous Mechanical MagLev” could indeed seriously injure a person (you’ll notice Bill uses a clear plastic covering over the tubes to prevent the aforementioned nastiness) – While working on science museum exhibits in 1990 I came […]

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