Leviating Spaghetti Octopus

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leviating is fun!! especailly when used in everyday applicants like transportation - HYPERLOOP! I hope to demonstrate to kids what fun magnetic force can bring and have them take interest become a future enginer.

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inspired by the pencil leviating gadget, this little toy is a compressed version of it. It shows the big potential hides in these easily forgotten metals.

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darkblues.2647705665
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electric drill and 1/8 inch drill bit
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Drywall screws 1 inch
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hardwood block 43.7mm x 38.3mm x 42.5mm
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1/4 inch plywood strip 61.2mm x 27.0 mm
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1/4 inch d hex bot 1 inch long
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1/4 inch nut
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speaker magnet 31.92mm x 4.72mm
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PLA Yellow filament
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neodymium magnets 12mm x 2.8mm
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Teaser: 
a platform floating on top of a box of spaghetti, how did that happen?
Aha! moment: 
true levitation need a lot of energy to combat gravity and divide the force field around it equally, 4 small speaker magnets won't be able to do both at once as I found out. So having a side for the platform to lean against solves the problem of the post element.
Uh-oh! moment: 
the 3D printed octopus head have problems on the engraving mouth, it does not show properly
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Creation Date: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:55