DIY Diamagnetic Levitation from Scraps – 24 cents

Amazing at home Diamagnetic Levitation from scrap material and 24 pennies.

Cheap diy diamagnetic levitator is a cool magnet trick you can do easily. Homemade Diamagnetic Levitation device demonstrates the properties of magnetism and diamagnetism.

Homemade DiaMaglev Materials List:

Strong Magnet (hard drive magnet)

Diamagnetic Material (Motor Brush)

Small Magnet (toothbrush head magnet)

Spacers (pennies)

Bolt for adjustment

Non-Magnetic Housing (aluminum sheet metal)

Can use wood for housing, any axial pole magnets and other diamagnetic material including: Pyrolytic Graphite, Bismuth, Pencil Lead, Silver, and maybe more.

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Diamagnetism definition from wiki: Diamagnetic materials create an induced magnetic field in a direction opposite to an externally applied magnetic field, and are repelled by the applied magnetic field. In contrast, the opposite behavior is exhibited by paramagnetic materials. Diamagnetism is a quantum mechanical effect that occurs in all materials; when it is the only contribution to the magnetism the material is called a diamagnet. Unlike a ferromagnet, a diamagnet is not a permanent magnet. Its magnetic permeability is less than μ0, the permeability of vacuum. In most materials diamagnetism is a weak effect, but a superconductor repels the magnetic field entirely, apart from a thin layer at the surface.


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Levitron Magnetic Levitating Spinning Disc!



Cherrywood Levitron


  1. WPKevinG on October 5, 2019 at 2:06 pm

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  2. Glenn Moore on November 26, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Hey Kevin,
    I’m wondering how much voltage it would take and what mechanism would be needed to keep the spin at the same rate or speed it up to thousands of rpm’s.
    Also, have you done anything the the Newman motor?

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