Monday, May 23, 2011

Magnetic remote manipulation

First of all - this video is real!

These guys bought an inexpensive scrapyard electromagnet at a well known onlineshop.

They used this strong magnetic field to manipulate small balls which were equipped with controllable small electromagnets. The result is just absolutley amazing!
I do not want to know how much current the big magnet draws ... 
I'm also worried that the strong field could damage your Iphone, smartphone, laptop, mobile phone and pacemaker! Just look at it!  

video

This is a typical example of geeks having fun !

35 comments:

  1. And mama always told me I'd get nowhere by playing with my balls...

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  2. Wait, it can destroy iPhones?! Why don't they install these in movie theaters! :P

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  3. Ok I get it, artsy types want to be mysterious and aloof. But srsly, schematics and code or it's not real. This video was made by Physalia Studio, an animation house based in Barcelona. See a higher-res version on their site: http://physaliastudio.com/f5-2011.html

    "Physalia is a motion-graphics and visual effects studio based in Barcelona. Since the beginning we have carried research in many fields, such as photography, 3D & 2D animation, stop-motion, electronics, mixed media, liveaction... that is, in many areas that don't necessarily require sitting in front of the computer!"

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  4. That thing is crazy. I have too many electronics to damage.
    Going to follow you. Looking forward to more of this.

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  5. thats so freaking crazy, i want to see this in real life

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  6. I thought they were going to program it so that only certain colors would be activated at a time or some other controlled reaction. It was kind of tough to read, but did the video state that the magnet was only $99.99? For $100 bucks I'd love to have one of these things.


    ~H. Coct

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  7. Lol this is awesome! I wish I could have my own giant magnet ):

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  8. that is just awesome. i love how magnets work, the bigger the better :)

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  9. That's insane. We need to ask some Mormons how those things work... :D

    Following. :)

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  10. intresting!

    btw like your blog

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  11. This is a graphic animation ;)

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  12. amazing! maybe ill buy one?

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  13. Lol, what CAN'T destroy an iPhone?

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  14. It's crazy, awesome and epic at once.

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  15. why could someone be bothered to get that...

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  16. that video is truly amazing

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  17. Holy, just think about the harddrives this monster could kill!

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  18. That's a pretty big magnet.. My buddy destroyed his old phone just by having it on in a welding booth! Magnetic power is intense

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  19. Wow! That's crazy! Imagine all the shapes they can make.

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  20. Woaaaahhhhh ! EPIC Magnet that will probably damage your brain if you are near it wtf :X

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  21. Oh lawd what is the world coming too xD

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  22. I'm glad there are people that smart in the world today

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  23. Everything within the grasp of the hand. How cool is that? A bunch of simple neodymium magnets can do pretty funny stuff, not to mention enormous ones like this.

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  24. Wow it looks absolutely amazing, I mean, i think they can use this type of magnet on big buildings and monuments, fountains and stuff, like, something unreachable to avoid the possible damages to pacemakers and phones! It would be an awesome idea for an enterprise, like that fountain in Japan that draws complete sentences in water while falling :D

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  25. faaaaaaaaaaaaake...it'a cgi animation bro !

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  26. Thats amazing! I want one :D ahaa

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  27. Wow, that looks so good, you could do it with so many other things as well as those plastic balls. :)

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  28. That's very cool. Would be a nice school project

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  29. minutes 00:24 and 00:30 (vimeo link clearly visible), rendering and processing of the video... in CGI. Still, very cool and great idea, but fake.

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