Micro Levitator

A project in Grants Pass, OR by John Fehr

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Music History meets Science in this Kickstart project that upcycles an old piano into a diamagnetic levitator.
Backers: 21
Average Pledge Per Backer: $80

Funded: $1,676 of $1,000
Dates: Nov 25th -> Dec 15th (20 days)
Project By: John Fehr
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Latest News

The road to production, part 5!

December 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers! Less than 24 hours left, and the Ebony Levitators are almost ready to ship! Etching the Limited Edition Numbered Ebony Levitators is pretty straight forward. First, we take a thin sheet of plywood or MDF, and cut holes that exactly fit... (Read More)

The road to production, part 4

December 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers! A vitally important part of the levitator is the gap left between the two plates. I showed you some of the many 3d printed levitators I made to determine this gap, but how could I repeatably and accurately cut out that gap, especially... (Read More)

The road to production, part 2

December 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers! First, thanks again for backing! If you have social media on which you could post a link to this project, I'd greatly appreciate it! Getting the magnet to properly levitate depends on the lifting magnet, the diamagnetic material, and... (Read More)

The Road to Production, part 1

December 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you to all my backers! For those of you interested in the journey to the final production versions, here's the first picture, of a small fraction of the many prototypes I went through on the way to the final production ones. On the left are the... (Read More)

We made it!

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all you wonderful backers, we've reached our goal! It would be awesome to double it, so if any of you have any social media that you're willing to share the project on, I'd greatly appreciate it! Meanwhile, here's some pictures of the... (Read More)

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