The LEVITRON has been called the best new science toy in a generation - and with good reason! The spinning top floats in space, suspended by an invisible magnetic field. No batteries are needed for the Levitron, the top will simply keep floating in space as long as it is spinning. This amazing physics toy is the nearest you will get to anti-gravity!
You may in the past have tried using one magnet to suspend another magnet in the air, only to find that this is pretty tricky. In fact it cannot be done, and in 1842 the Rev. Samuel Earnshaw published the theorem which now bears his name, which proved mathematically that you could not suspend one magnet using another magnet. There are however two exceptions to the rule. Earnshaw's theorem only applies to ferromagnetic materials; you can create a perfectly good magnetic levitation if you use diamagnetic materials. The other exception is the Levitron, where the spinning top - involving gyroscopic action and precession - allows for spin stabilised magnetic levitation. Earnshaw would be turning (or is that spinning?) in his grave!
The Leviton Omega comes with...Floating top
Magnetic OMEGA base
Clear plastic Lifter cover
Adjustable base levelling legs
Assortment of weights
Levitron phsics guide
For more information, see The Science of the Levitron
Please note - it can take a little practice to master the Levitron.
SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN 14 YEARS AND OVER
Made in China