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I get asked often: "Where did you get all this stuff?" My goal is to share the real magic of science and physics- and to this end I will update here (and in my store) suggestions on where to get some of these toys, kinetic art pieces, and scientific curiosities for yourself. Purchasing items from the links on these pages will help support my IG page of science and wonder.


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the Orb Drop
A new KickStarter campaign from engineer and maker extraordinaire Rian Suiter. Rian has delivered on each all 7 of his creative physics toy related KickStarter campaigns to date. Check out his latest here:

From KickStarter: Order NOW orb drop marble run track


Pop-Pop Boat
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Pop-Pop Boat: birthday candle powered, super simple steam engine named after the sound it makes when operating. The engine is just a metal box, heated by the candle, with two pipes coming out of it. Steam builds up pushing water out with an explosive pop- which then creates a vacuum sucking more water in to repeat the process. Patented in 1915 these were very popular in the 1940's. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on where to buy this and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #engine #boat #toyboat #physics #thermodynamics #physicstoy #physicsfun #steamengine #throwback #throwbackfar #antiquetoy #vintage #vintagetoy #poppopboat #science #scienceisawesome #candle #heatengine #ponyo

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Get one here:


From Educational Innovations: BUY NOW
Pop-Pop Boat


From Amazon: BUY NOW
Pop-Pop Boats


Wikipedia has the details on the physics and history of this little steamboat toy:




the Square Wave
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The Square Wave: interactive kinetic sculpture of 24 interlocking right angle metal rods from the mind of artist Ivan Black @ivanblacksculpture. With a snap of the wrist the resulting wave will propagate, folding the structure into a tight curl- and a reverse snap brings it back to the initial state. The main design is that each right angle rod is limited to move through about 45 degrees, and all through parallel axes, allowing for the beautiful rotational wave motion via a cascade of angular momentum transfer. Available through a Kickstarter campaign currently accepting backers. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on how to order a Square Wave and find other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #kineticart #angularmomentum #physicstoy #physics #rotation #squarewave #rotationalinertia #physicsfun #art #science #scienceisawesome

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KickStarter campaign from Ivan Black in collaboration with Italian manufacture house Atellani.

From KickStarter: Order NOW Square Wave


Spiral Helix Kinetic Art
Get similar kinetic art here:

From eBay: BUY NOW Helix Spiral Kinetic Art


Surt's Up Wave Machine
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Surf’s Up Wave Machine: Bart rides a surfboard between two immiscible liquids which are sorted under gravity by density with the densest (dyed water) on the bottom and the lightest (mineral oil) on top. Bart’s board has a density between that of the two liquids so it stays at the boundary layer, and a capsule of air above Bart’s head keeps him upright. The motorized rocking mechanism in the base is powered by one C cell battery and produces the waves at the boundary layer by sloshing and colliding the dense liquid off each end. Found this rare 1999 toy on eBay. ➡ Follow the link in my profile for more info about where to get a liquid wave machine and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun. #wavemachine #physics #physicsfun #physicstoy ##angularmomentum #pascalsprinciple #hydrostatics #simpsons #kineticart #science #scienceisawesome

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This Simpson's themed wave machine was made back in 1999-2000 and is hard to find. Here is a fairly inexpensive wave machine that has a similar base mechanism:

From Amazon: BUY NOW Liquid Wave Machine


Strandbeest Model Kit by Theo Jansen
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Strandbeest Mini: A fully working model of artist Theo Jansen's Strandbeest kinetic sculpture which features Jansen's linkage- a unique leg mechanism which converts rotary motion of a crackshaft into smooth walking motion. Jansen's creations are usually a couple meters high and walk the beaches of the Netherlands powered by the wind. This version comes as a model kit that snaps together with no glue- a really fun project! ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for information on where to get this device and many other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #jansen #theojansen #strandbeest #wind #windpower #linkage #jansenslinkage #physics #physicstoy #noncirculargear #sungear #geartrain #science #kineticsculpture #kineticart #art #torque #scienceisawesome

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Get one here! Make sure to get the Jr. Scientist version of this kit for best results.

From Amazon: BUY NOW Strandbeest Model Kit


Read about Theo Jansen and his novel leg linkage mechanism for the Strandbeests via these Wiki pages.


Salt Fractionation Liquid Density Column
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Salt Fractionation: two liquids that won’t stay mixed! Acetone (dyed blue) floats on top of the higher density salt water (dyed orange). Acetone usually dissolves in water through hydrogen bonding interactions, but solubility can be altered. In a process called “salting out” a sufficient amount of salt is dissolved such that the water molecules, which are much more attracted to the resulting Na+ and Cl- ions (through ion-dipole bonds), will then ignore the weaker acetone hydrogen bonds. This results in the spontaneous separation (shown here in real time) of the liquids no matter how well shaken up. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on how to make this and find other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #fluiddynamics #saltingout #saltfractionation #electrolyte #ionicbonds #iondipole #acetone #immiscible #liquiddrop #physics #physicstoy #physicsfun #surfacetension #viscosity #archimedesprinciple #bouyancy #scienceisawesome

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All the ingredients are available from your local market/drugstore. The trick is to find a dye that works for acetone, but will not color water- believe it on not blue glitter will color the acetone nicely and not change the salt water. Follow this link for details:

ChemEd X: Blog of Prof. Tom Kuntzleman

Of course Amazon has what you will need.

From Amazon: BUY NOW
acetone, blue glitter, food coloring, cool bottle




Heritage Periodic Table Element Collection
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The Heritage Periodic Table Display: a comprehensive collection of the chemical elements that can fit in the hand. Embedded in acrylic are actual samples of 83 of the 118 elements- including pure bubbles of the gaseous elements- represented by 75 high purity samples and 7 compounds. 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the world changing periodic system of Dmitri Mendeleev (published in 1869). This table and collection Is the creative work of Tim and Cory Marriott of Engineered Labs Protoshop LLC ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on where to get this miniature element collection and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #periodictable #elements #elementcollection #heritageperiodictable #isotope #nucleus #physics #physicstoy #chemistry #nuclear #science #scienceisawesome

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Periodic Table with 83 element samples:

From Etsy store ProtoshopLLC : BUY NOW
Heritage Periodic Table



Poly-acrylamide Polymer Vanishing Act
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Poly-acrylamide Polymer Vanishing Act: these spheres of hydrophilic polymer have an almost identical index of refraction as that of water- thus when submersed they become invisible. Note the elasticity of these spheres from the way they bounce, while at the same time they refract their surroundings as a spherical lens. The super absorbent spheres start as hard crystals with a radius of 2mm and grow to 11mm when immersed in water. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on where to get these and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #indexofrefraction #refraction #physics #physicstoy #hydrophilic #watergel #watergelcrystals #polyacrylamide #optics #invisible #invisibility #science #scienceisawesome

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Get some of these grow-spheres here:


From Educational Innovations: BUY NOW
Growing Spheres



Magnetic Field Viewer
Get one here:


From Educational Innovations: BUY NOW
Magnetic Field Viewer Cube

and this set here:

From Amazon: BUY NOW
Magnetic Field Viewer set



Nixie Tube Clock
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Nixie Tube Clock: long before there were 7 segment LED displays there was the Nixie- cold cathode tubes with a wire mesh and 10 cathodes shaped in the form of numerals 0-9 that illuminate through neon glow discharge. The “Numeric Indicator eXperimental 1” or NIX 1 was introduced in 1955 by Burroughs Corporation and manufactured until the 1990s. This clock uses modern electronics to power Russian versions called the ИH-19A where the numbers are stacked so the front symbols minimally obscure each lighted cathode minimally: from back to front 1627504983. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on where to get this beautiful clock and many other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #neon #nixie #nixietube #nixieclock #physics #physicsfun #physicstoy #emissionspectra #excitation #spectra #breakdownvoltage #paschenslaw #glowdischarge #glowdischargetube #highvoltage #science #scienceisawesome

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The Nixie Tube Clock in the video is of amazing craftsmanship- real hardwood with brass accents and solid construction. Get one from this excellent shop:

From Etsy: BUY NOW
Nixie Tube Clocks



The Random Walker
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The Random Walker: second model of two Galton Boards designed and produced by IFA.com- this version is made to demonstrate probability in investment returns of a global stock market portfolio relating to risk capacity. Slow motion reveals the erratic path of each steel ball (second half of video). The red graph shows the distribution of 592 monthly returns (mean =1%, SD=5%) representing data from 50 years of an IFA Index fund- here the random “walk” of 3000 steel balls falling through 12 levels of branching paths always produce a close match, and both distributions tend toward the famous bell curve distribution. A wonderfully designed modern version of the Galton Box invented by Sir Francis Galton(1894) to demonstrate the Central Limit Theorem - showing how random processes gather around the mean. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for more info and where to buy a Galton Board like this one and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #statistics #math #mathtoy #physicstoy #physics #random #galtonbox #SirFracisGalton #hexstat #probability #pascalstriangle #binomial #binomialdistribution #gaussian #centrallimittheorem #quincunx #turbulence #TRW #therandomwalker #randomwalk #iphoneslomo #240fps #slomo #science #scienceisawesome #mathstoys

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Galton Board version available here:

From Amazon: BUY NOW
Galton Board



Heng Balance Lamp
Available here:

From Amazon: BUY NOW
Heng Balance Lamp



Wilberforce Pendulum
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Wilberforce Pendulum: the mass and spring properties of this device are tuned such that the kinetic energy transfers back and forth between bouncing and twisting in this special coupled harmonic oscillator system invented by physicist Lionel Wilberforce in 1896. If any system is free to oscillate in two or more ways, the energy can transfer between the different modes. Here the mass and rotational inertia (altered by moving the four small masses in and out) are adjusted so that the period of energy transfer is about 15 seconds. This system will complete up to 5 cycles before the energy is dissipated. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for more info and where to get this device and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #coupledoscillator #torsionspring #torque #wilberforce #wilberforcependulum #hamonicoscillation #hookeslaw #spring #kineticart #physics #physicstoy #science #scienceisawesome #kineticsculpture

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Classroom demonstration models are available here

From Amazon: BUY NOW Wilberforce Pendulum Apparatus

Wikipedia has a good introduction to the physics: Wilberfocre Pendulum


Reverse Cartesian Diver challenge:
Glass divers available here:

From Amazon: BUY NOW Glass Divers

The reverse diver needs a bottle with a oval shaped cross section. I used the bottle from this product- it has the right shape and size and the label comes off easily:

From Amazon: BUY NOW Oval Shaped Bottle Source

Inexpensive and fun diver kits available here:


From Educational Innovations: BUY NOW Cartesian Diver Kits

Wikipedia has the details on the Cartesian diver (and reverse diver).


Aquarius Fountain Lamp
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Aquarius Fountain Lamp: an oscillating stream of water is illuminated by strobe lights to reveal underlying structures and forms typically hidden from our vision. With the help of programmable micro-controllers, strips of addressable RBG LEDs are made to flash in sequences that make the water stream appear to move upwards, change colors, and split into multiple braided streams. Art meets physics and clever technology in this wonderful creation by computer engineer Stephen Co. With sincere appreciation to Stephen for sending me one of his hand crafted high tech fountains. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for information on where to buy this fountain and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #physicstoy #physicsfun #physics #pov #stroboscopic #kineticart #Arduino #aliasing #Aquariusfountain #fluiddynamics #wagonwheeleffect #science #scienceisawesome

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These fountains are individually made by the artist hence they are priced as art reflecting the labor involved:

From Etsy store of Stephen Co : BUY NOW
Aquarius Fountain Lamp



Laser Fog Light Show
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Laser Fog Light Show: making the invisible visible - a rotating mirror produces a cone of laser illumination revealing the complex and beautiful patterns of laminar flow folding as the air sodden with fog droplets mixes into the ambient air. When engaged the fog mechanism sprays puffs of droplets into the top part of the cylindrical chamber in approximately two second intervals. Looks even better in person without the flicker from the frame rate aliasing during video capture (although I was able to minimize it somewhat). ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on where to get this and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #physics #physicsfun #physicstoy #physicsfun #laminarflow #viscosity #viscousflow #Reynoldsnumber #laser #greenlaser #mixing #science #scienceisawesome

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Limited supply available here:

From eBay: BUY NOW Laser Fog Show


Magnetic Top and Snake
Available in a variety of styles:

From eBay: BUY NOW
Magnetic Top and Snake


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Magnetic Top and Snake



Wilesco D16
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Vintage Wilesco Steam Engine: a working model reciprocating piston steam engine complete with boiler, flywheel, governor, and whistle. The invention that powered the industrial revolution on a desktop! My father bought this model D16 in 1970- with just a little cleaning and oiling it fired right up. Wilesco has been producing model steam engines since 1960 and still manufactures and sells the D16. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for a nice graphic showing how this engine works, and for info on where to get device and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #physics #physicsfun #physicstoy #heatengine #steamengine #thermodynamics #wilesco #livesteam #d16 #externalcombustionengine #rankinecycle #livesteamengine #science #scienceisawesome

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Available here:

From Amazon: BUY NOW Wilesco Model Steam Engines


Wikipedia has a very nice description of the history and inner workings of steam engines


Tea Candle Steam Engine
Get one from these fine sources:


From Educational Innovations: BUY NOW Tea Candle Steam Engine


"Magic" Wallet:
Available here:

From Amazon: BUY NOW
Magic Wallet



From eBay: BUY NOW
Magic Wallet



Trammel of Archimedes: 5 shuttle
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5 Shuttle Trammel of Archimedes: similar to yesterday’s post- but more math is revealed as extra shuttles are added. As the shuttles take turns completing their straight line journeys, the end of the crank arm traces an ellipse- and each of the five shuttle points define points on a smaller circle that rolls within the perimeter of the device. This version was crafted from fine maple, cherry, and oak by artisan Neal Olsen. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for more info on the math and construction, and where to buy this and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #physics #physicsfun #physicstoy #mathtoy #mathstoy #ellipse #ellipsograph #Archimedes #donothingmachine #Tusicouple #trammelofarchimedes #conicsection #oscillator #mechanicalengineering #science #scienceisawesome

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Get this device and other amazing variations of it here:

From Etsy: BUY NOW
Trammel of Archimedes


Image: arhcery
See this great video by the Mathologer for more details: Secrets of the Nothing Grinder


Trammel of Archimedes
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Trammel of Archimedes: as the shuttles take turns completing their straight line journeys, the end of the crank arm traces an ellipse. Sometimes sold as a “do nothing machine” or “nothing grinder”, far from doing nothing this simple and crucially important mechanism demonstrates how rotational motion can be converted into translational oscillatory motion- such as how a piston can drive an engine’s crankshaft. This version was crafted from fine maple, cherry, and oak by artisan Neal Olsen. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on where to buy this and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #physics #physicsfun #physicstoy #mathtoy #mathstoy #ellipse #ellipsograph #Archimedes #donothingmachine #trammelofarchimedes #conicsection #oscillator #fourbarlinkage #mechanicalengineering #science #scienceisawesome

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Get this device and other amazing variations of it here:

From Etsy: BUY NOW
Trammel of Archimedes



Pentominoes
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Pentominoes 3 Color Challenge: fit all 12 pentominoes into a 6x10 rectangle such that no two identically colored pieces touch. Pentominoes are set of all 12 possible arrangements of five identical squares joined edge to edge. Since 5x12=60, the pentominoes can tile a 6 x 10 rectangle with no gaps (there are 2339 ways to do this- yet even finding one solution is quite difficult). Adding the 3 color challenge reduces the number of possible solutions to just 94! Here is one solution- can you find another? I made this set and frame using a laser cutter at my local maker space @fresnoideaworks ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on where to get a pentominoes set and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #math #mathtoy #pentominoes #woodworking #tiling #mathpuzzle #physicstoy #science #scienceisawesome #mathstoy

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Thre colored sets are hard to find (why I made my own). Here are some plain wood versions that could easily be spray painted to match the coloring of my set:

From Amazon: BUY NOW
Plain Wood Pentominoes


See next video and links for more pentominoe variations.


Pentominoes
Get this set here:

From Etsy: BUY NOW Hardwood Pentominoes

Many versions available here:

From Amazon: BUY NOW Pentominoes


Magnetic Chaotic Pendulum
Available here:

From eBay: BUY NOW
Magnetic Chaotic Pendulum



Beat Interference Chimes
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Beat Interference Chimes: these aluminum chimes resonate at slightly different frequencies. When both chimes are struck the sound waves interfere both constructively and deconstructively producing the interesting wavering sound called a beat. The beat frequency- the rate at which the sound goes loud to quiet- is equal to the difference between the frequencies of the two chimes. Here the the main frequencies are 1809Hz and 1766Hz producing a beat at 43 Hz. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile to get a chime set and learn more about this and other phenomena featured here on @physicsfun #physicstoy #soundwaves #interference #beatfrequency #superposition #waves #pure #tones #vibrations #chimes #frequency #resonance #science #acoustics #constructiveinterference #decostructive #scienceisawesome #sinewave

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Get a similar set here:


From Educational Innovations: BUY NOW
Beat Interference Chimes



Wikipedia: Features a nice introduction and helpful graphics explaining the physics of this beat interference phenomena.


Spectral Decoder CD Art: Bright Eyes Cassadaga
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Spectral Decoder CD Art: hidden images are revealed through ingenious and intricate Moiré pattern interference on the CD Cassadaga by the band Bright Eyes. Carefully align and slide the included transparent sheet of horizontal prisms (similar to a Fresnel lens) and the secret images pop into view giving insights and artistic renderings of the songs on this release. The Spectral Decoder process is patented and manufactured by 3D Images Ltd. of London. The accompanying music is the opening bars from the 8th track of this CD "Middleman". ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on where to get this CD and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #moire #moirepattern #constructiveinterference #interference #physics #physicstoy #math #mathtoy #mathstoy #FocalDecoder #fresnellens #art #mathart #science #scienceisawesome #physicsfun #BrightEyes #cassadaga

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Interesting band and incredible interactive CD art:

From Amazon: BUY NOW Cassadaga CD


High Tech Rain Stick
Available here:

From Amazon: BUY NOW
Acrylic Rain Stick

From eBay: BUY NOW
Acrylic Rain Stick



Wikipedia has nice articles about white noise and other colors of noise described with the math of spectrum analysis


Ultimate Solid of Constant Width
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Ultimate Solid of Constant Width: Reuleaux tetrahedrons with specially calculated curved edges become volumes of constant width- possibly the minimum volume that can possess this property. The shape featured here is a new discovery of a solid of constant width that has perfect tetrahedral symmetry. Made from solid steel, brass, and copper- these shapes have constant diameter no matter their orientation and will roll like spheres between two planes- note how the acrylic plate remains parallel to the desktop as the orbiforms roll in between. Currently available on Kickstarter from my friends at the Matter Collection ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on where to get these and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #maths #math #mathtoy #mathstoy #VolumesofConstantWidth #coolmath #shapeofconstantwidth #reuleaux #reuleauxtriangle #ultimatesolidofconstantwidth #spheroform #physics #physicstoy #geometry #orbiform #convex #polyhedron #science #scienceisawesome

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A new KickStarter campaign!

From KickStarter: Order NOW Ultimate Solid of Constant Width


Faraday Train
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Faraday Train: two magnets, one battery, and a coil of bare copper wire are the simple essence of this self propelled craft. These magnets conduct electricity, thus when put in contact with the coil current will flow creating a solenoidal magnetic field in the vicinity of the battery, which in turn pushes on the magnets at each end of the battery moving the craft along. Using spherical neodymium magnets allows the craft to slide along the coil with minimal friction. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile to buy the parts to make your own and get other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #faraday #faradaytrain #physics #physicsfun #physicstoy #coil #solenoid #electromagnet #electromagnetism #neodymium #magnet #ampere #ampereslaw #magneticfield #magneticrepulsion #magneticforce #science #maker #diy #scienceisawesome

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Here's the parts to make your own:

From eBay: BUY NOW
Neodymium Spheres 15mm



From Amazon: BUY NOW
Bare Copper Wire 10 gauge

The wire used for the Faraday Train has to be bare- so make sure it does not have any kind of clear coating on it. The solid grounding wire sold at hardware stores works great.

Here is a nice description of the Faraday Train and the physics of its propulsion.


Right Pointing Arrow
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Right Pointing Arrow: posted one year ago- this video had physics so hard to believe that Snopes fact checked it- verdict: not fake! (of course) Spin this arrow 180 degrees and it still points to the right- only in a mirror will it point left (and only to the left). An incredible ambiguous object illusion by mathematician Kokichi Sugihara of Meiji University in Japan, the inventor of this illusion and art form. A clever combination of reflection, perspective, and viewing angle. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info about where to get this illusion arrow and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #illusion #ambiguouscylinderillusion #ambiguouscylinder #geometry #mirrorreflection #physics #ambiguousobject #kokichisugihara #physicstoy #math #mathtoy #mathstoy #optics #opticalillusion #3dprinting #perspective #science #scienceisawesome

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Available here:

From Amazon (Japan): BUY NOW set of four ambiguous objects with booklet
This kit contains four white plastic illusion objects (including the arrow) and a booklet. I used the translate feature in the Chrome browser to place my order and it shipped to California in three days.

These type of object were invented by mathematician Kokichi Sugihara, and you can buy his books here:

From Amazon: BUY NOW Ambiguous Objects by Kokichi Sugihara

Some 3D prints are available from many makers here:

From eBay: BUY NOW Ambiguous Object Illusions


Get the facts about this illusion on Snopes!


Kinetic Sandscape with Spontaneous Stratification
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Kinetic Sandscape: the phenomenon of spontaneous stratification is a striking feature of this sand motion desk toy. Typically pouring stuff together results in further mixing, yet here, when the sand mixture descends through a gap in the air bubbles, the resulting pile is ordered into sorted layers. The larger rounded dark grains separate from the smaller sharp-edged white grains forming the layers you see here. The darker grains alone would stack into a steeper pile (larger angle of repose) than the white which would form a less steep pile. The stratification process is a slow one in this device, here about 30 minutes have been condensed to the 60 second IG format. ➡ Follow the link in my profile for more info about where to buy this and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun. #physics #physicsfun #physicstoy #granular #stratification #granularphysics #sandart #spontaneousstratification #angleofrepose #avalanche #kineticart #science #scienceisawesome

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This version is a bit pricy, but very well made and shows the phenomena of spontaneous stratification better than any other versions I've seen:

From Amazon: BUY NOW
Kinetic Sandscape



Star Wars Specular Hologram on Vinyl
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Star Wars Specular Hologram on Vinyl: A repost of my favorite Star Wars themed physics- happy May the Fourth!.The two LP soundtrack from The Force Awakens featuring two amazing "scratch holograms" of a Tie fighter and the Millennium Falcon- the video barely captures the fullness of the 3D effect, in person the spaceships seem to hover above the surface of the record. These holograms were hand etched on the metal masters by artist Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science. The etched grooves reflect a point source of light as sharp glints and the groves are arranged so that each eye sees a slightly different pattern such that, via stereopsis, the shiny points appear to float above or below the surface. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on where to get this vinyl LP and many other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #hologram #holographic #physics #physicstoy #specularhologram #abrasionhologram #scratchhogram #Starwars #theforceawakens #TristanDuke #vinyl #albumart #stereoscopic #chatoyance #science #scienceisawesome

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Get the soundtrack by John Williams (which comes with two wonderful examples of Tristan Duke's holography artwork) here:

From Amazon: BUY NOW
The Force Awakens Soundtrack + Holograms


See the next video for another amazing work by Mr. Duke...


Star Wars Death Star Specular Hologram

Death Star Specular Hologram on Vinyl: the latest Stars Wars box set features this amazing "scratch hologram" of a rotating Death Star with a 3D appearance that seems to float above the album. This hologram was hand etched on the metal master by artist Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science. The etched grooves reflect a point source of light as sharp glints and the groves are arranged so that each eye sees a slightly different pattern such that, via stereopsis, the shiny points appear to float above or below the surface. Also included is the Tie Fighter specular hologram featured on The Force Awakens sound track album set. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on where to get this vinyl LP and many of the amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #hologram #holographic #physics #physicstoy #specularhologram #abrasionhologram #scratchhogram #Starwars #theforceawakens #TristanDuke #vinyl #albumart #stereoscopic #chatoyance #science #scienceisawesome

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Available here:

From Amazon: BUY NOW
Star Wars Box Set with Death Star Hologram



Magnetic Suspension Lamp
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Magnetic Suspension Lamp: not only does this lamp defy gravity, the LEDs in the bulb are powered through wireless induction (no batteries needed). This kind of levitation uses a control system with an adjustable electromagnet in a feedback loop with Hall effect sensors which allows for fine tuning of the magnetic field to exactly balance the pull of gravity. If this lamp design is unplugged (or the power goes off) the bulb assembly does not fall, but instead snaps onto the upper armature via strong permanent magnets embedded within. Amazing physics demonstrated by clever engineering! ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info about where to get this lamp and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #equilibrium #neodymium #magnetic #magneticfield #halleffect #feedbackloop #controlsystem #physics #physicstoy #wirelessenergytransfer #electricalengineering #faradayslaw #electromagnetism #electromagnet #halleffectprobe #science #levitation #scienceisawesome #maglev

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Available for under $100 US:

From eBay: BUY NOW
Magnetic Suspension Lamp

From Amazon: BUY NOW
Magnetic Suspension Lamp



Pegasus Automaton
Get this Pegasus, and many other automata (dragons, fish, flying pigs!) from Keith Newstead's Etsy store:

From Etsy: BUY NOW
Automata Kinetic Art by Newstead



Newton's Yo-Yo/ Klika Toy
Available here:

From Amazon: BUY NOW
Klika Collision Toy

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Klika Collision Toy

Colored Ferrofluids
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Colored Ferrofluid Display Cells: spectacular metallic blue, gold, and black display cells featuring colloidal ferromagnetic liquids in a specially prepared water-alcohol suspension. Curious behavior results from the interplay between magnetic force and surface tension resulting in symmetrical arrays of spikes as the fluid attempts to align with the field lines of a powerful neodymium magnet. The gold and blue coloring appears to be from a thin coating at the boundary between the ferrofluid and the suspension liquid. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for info on where to get these amazing ferrofluid displays and other items featured here on @physicsfun #ferrofluid #fluiddynamics #magnets #magneticfield #magnetism #colloidal #physics #physicstoy #science #surfacetension #neodymium #conceptzero #goldferrofluid #scienceisawesome #electromagnetism

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