Awesome Bored Science VIDEO

An Electromagnetic Quadcopter Demonstrates How Magnetic Levitation Works

Veritasium host Derek Muller visited Hyperloop One to see an electromagnetic quadcopter that demonstrates how magnetic levitation works.

Obviously this “quadcopter” is a demonstration device, showing how moving magnets over a conducting surface can generate levitation. It has not been optimized to minimize losses or be an efficient mode of transport. I still think it’s pretty cool. I’m used to seeing light things levitated by induced currents but not a 100+ lb machine.


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