Defy gravity with the Feel Flux Skill Set


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/09/defy-gravity-with-the-feel-flu.html


#2

This barely counts as a science experiment, much less a toy. “Hours of fun slowing things down!” is not a hot commodity.


#3

I think you’re greatly underestimating the attraction of magnets.


#4

If I wanted to play with a lazy, creepy toy that dribbles out into my waiting hand I’d just [punchline redacted out of respect]


#5

You can recreate this effect with a reasonably strong magnet and a reasonably inexpensive length of copper pipe.


#6

It’s even more dramatic than the short length of the Feel Flux. We have:

2 foot copper tube

stack of neodymium magnets

They take almost 15 seconds to pass through the tube, and with a close fit, they make a nice ringing/scraping sound the whole way.

Don’t mess with Lenz’s Law, dude! :rage:


#7

I find magnets repulsive.


#8

Marijuana, the wonder drug.


#9

Yeah, well, that’s just, like, your polarity, man.


#10

…and yet, on the flip side, strangely attracted to them?


#11

They didn’t invent this. It is a physics demonstration that is at least a century old.

Here’s a cheap DIY version. Buy your own neodymium magnet for a couple of bucks. Buy a length of half inch copper pipe from the hardware store. Cut whatever kinds of lengths you want from it. Enjoy!


#12

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