I'm willing to make a levitating stand based on standard magnets. Both the stand itself and the levitating object would have magnets attached, of course the same poles heading each other. I have two questions respecting this little project:
- How should I arrange the magnets to make the floating object stable? I don't mean not moving at all, just keeping vertical position. The object would be rather tall (2.5:1 height:width). Is it even possible to maintain vertical stability without superconductivity? I suppose that choosing just one, flat magnet in the base and one in the object wouldn't suffice (would it?). How about three magnets in the base?
- I was wondering about neodymium magnets for this purpose. The weigh of the object wouldn't exceed 1kg, but I think that for maintaining 5-10cm of distance, they would be necessary - am I right?
The image and this gif outline the purpose of this undertaking: