Experience horizontal levitation for the first time with The Halitron™. This is a fascinating gadget for anyone interested in the laws of physics.
Spin a top within a carefully calculated magnetic field and watch it ‘float’ in mid-air. The Halitron™ is not only truly mesmerising, but it also lets you experiment and explain fundamental space and physics theories.
The Halitron™ uses magnetic technology which allows low frictional horizontal axis spinning. It consists of a small magnetic spinning top and a mathematically calculated permanent magnet array. The opposing magnetic polarity of the spinning top to the magnet array provides the basis ‘lift’ against gravity. The interaction of these magnetic fields creates a specific ‘trap’ and the principle of the conservation of angular momentum ‘holds’ the spinning top in position.
Magnetic levitation is a method of suspending an object with no support other than magnetic fields. Magnetic force is used to counteract the effects of the gravitational and any other accelerations. This is the first time that an object has been spun horizontally in a passive system without using an electro-magnetic drive.
With the support of the Kickstarter community, we are hoping to take the design to the next stage where it can be flatpacked and shipped out to customers for home assembly so that you too can enjoy hours of experimentation with the Halitron. We are planning to design a gadget that looks great on anyone’s desk and will really get people talking!