Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Levitate any object up to 1 lb and suspend it 45 mm above the base.
Levitate any object up to 1 lb and suspend it 45 mm above the base.
15 backers pledged €15,200 to help bring this project to life.

About

High-Performance Levitation Display project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

High-Performance Levitation Display

€15,200

15

HIGH-PERFORMANCE LEVITATION

4,5 cm suspension height - Levitate any object up to 1 lb

 

 

Hi Kickstarter!

 

I always wanted to have a device that can levitate objects and suspend them in midair- like magic.

The problem is that the currently available devices are only able to levitate light objects and have a very low suspension height.

SD-45 Levitation Height: 45mm (1,77 inch)
SD-45 Levitation Height: 45mm (1,77 inch)
 

Most of them only work with the object they are sold with, but i would like to make my own things float and they should levitate much higher.

Unfortunately the high performance levitation devices are build for commercial customers with company size budgets.

I talked about this with my brother Tammo. He is working as a 3D-Artist and is a hobby-inventor. Most of the stuff he invented so far is either completely useless or dangerous. It was time to give his work a push in the right direction: Building a high-end levitation device!

High-Power System: Lift 450 grams (approx.1lb)
High-Power System: Lift 450 grams (approx.1lb)
 

This turned out to be a lot harder then we thought.

We started with large electro magnets but that system used too much power and was kind of dangerous.

After a long time and many failures we decided on a hybrid system with passive magnets for the heavy lifting and small electromagnets for stabilisation.

It only uses energy to push the carrier-disc back if it slides out of the center point. We finally had a working prototyp:

It could carry up to 1 lb and has a suspension height of 4,5 cm.

Levitate large objects
Levitate large objects
 

The floating disc above the base is a passive magnet. You can place any object that you like on this disc and it will slowly rotate in midair..

When we demonstrated the device to our friends they where stunned. Most had never seen a real levitation device before and some even thought this was some kind of trick.

Levitate heavy objects
Levitate heavy objects
 

Because there was so much interest we thought about making a small production run in order to make it affordable for everyone.

We came up with a solution that will get the price down to 299 € (249 € "Early Bird" price). There is nothing else on the market with this kind of power and suspension height for privat owners.

Levitate anything you like up to 450 grams
Levitate anything you like up to 450 grams
 

This is where we need your support: You have to make a lot of devices to get to this price. We invested a lot of our own money and almost a year of work until we had a prototype with a large suspension height:

4,5 cm is more than twice the height of other available levitation devices.

It looks awesome and its ready for production.

But we dont have the neccesary funds to get the full production run started.

We can start delivering 120 displays within 4 weeks if the kickstarter is succesfull.

Please support us and pledge right now, to get your own high-performance levitation display!

Many greetings from Germany, Felix and Tammo Ripken

-

BASE DESIGN OPTIONS

You can customize your base with vinyl stickers and and cloth covers. The cloth covers are handmade and removeable for cleaning.

The vinyl covers have an adhesive backside, but you dont have to stick them to the base. You can just put them on the base without removing the adhesive protection and change them as often as you like.

Base design options
Base design options
 

The base can also be hidden under a non magnetic surface.You could put it under a table or hide it in a diorama.

Carrier-Disc

The standard carrier-disc is covered in matte-black fabric.

If you pull off that fabric and remove some glue remains you get a disc with a metal top and a black ring at the underside.

A removeable high quality rubber cover is included in Set-2 and above.

Carrier-Disc Designs
Carrier-Disc Designs
 

You can hide the carrier-disc inside the object that you are levitating.

So it is possible to conceal the complete system, making people wonder why the object is levitating - like magic.

We are looking forward to see what kind of amazing projects you come up with. Don´t forget to send us some images!

New Base Carrier: Move and Levitate Objects in all Directions

To show an example of what you can do with the S-45 we build a device for moving the base and the suspended object in all directions. You can move it forward and backward, slide it sideways and you can also adjust the height of the base.

For stage performances
For stage performances

It took us longer than we thought, because the Levitation Display weighs more than 7 KG and all movements have to be super smooth or the carrier disc will start to swing around.

When you hide the device under a table and conceal the carrier disc in the suspended object you are able to levitate it, move it around and land it again without any hint how this is done.

Moving Lego Diorama
Moving Lego Diorama

Watching objects rise into the air and seeing them move around is really impressive if you see it live in front of you on a tabletop.

We made a short video with suspended and moving Star Wars Landspeeders, Lego Spaceships and more:

https://youtu.be/SbGhxWmrdrQ

We hope you like it and we are grateful for any comment! If you want to buy a prototype, have any question or need special photos, please call us or write an email!

Tammo & Felix

Risks and challenges

We already have a pre-production device and tested it a lot.
Its working fine and can run for days.
The only risk i could imagine is a delay in shipping time, but i guess thats true for every project.
The power-adapter is working from 100 to 220V input voltage.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €249 or more About $283

    Levitation Display S-45 "Early Bird"

    This limited quantity reward is for backers dedicated to spreading the word about this project. Share it on your social media channels, with your friends, or even submit a tip to your favorite blog.

    You will receive one S-45 levitation system at the early bird level.

    S-45 will retail for 299 €

    Includes:
    • S-45 Base
    • Floating Carrier-Disc
    • AC Adapter
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €249 or more About $283

    S-45 Display (SEPA-Überweisung Inland)

    You will receive one S-45 Levitation System.
    This item is for backers from Germany without a Credit-Card. You can use SEPA direct debit as the payment method.

    Includes:
    • S-45 Base
    • Floating Carrier-Disc
    • AC Adapter
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €279 or more About $318

    Levitation Display S-45 "Set-2"

    Additional items in this Set:

    A rubber cap for the floating carrier disc and vinyl base cover-stickers in black and blue for covering the mirrored top of the base.

    You will receive one S-45 levitation system at the early bird level.

    S-45 will retail for 299 €

    Includes:
    • S-45 Base
    • Floating Carrier-Disc
    • AC Adapter
    • Rubber Cap for the Disc
    • Black Vynil Base Cover
    • Blue Vynil Base Cover
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 5 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €299 or more About $340

    Levitation Display S-45 "Complete Set"

    Includes:
    • S-45 Base
    • Floating Carrier-Disc
    • AC Adapter
    • Rubber Cap for the Disc
    • Black Vynil Base Cover
    • Blue Vynil Base Cover
    • Etched Glass Effect Cover
    • Handmade Cloth Cover (White)
    • Handmade Cloth Cover (Black)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €3,500 or more About $3,984

    Movie Special and Workshop Tour

    Meet us and enjoy a tour of our workshop.
    Receive 3 objects of your choice from the kickstarter movie.
    Travel expenses are excluded but accommodation is included.

    Includes:
    • Receive 3 objects from the Kickstarter movie (your choice)
    • Workshop Tour: Meet us and visit our studio in Germany
    • S-45 Base
    • Floating Carrier-Disc
    • AC Adapter
    • Rubber Cap for the Disc
    • Etched Glass Effect Cover
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €8,500 About $9,675

    S-45 "Base-Carrier Prototype"

    Prototyp device for moving the S-45 base in any direction: Create awesome dioramas, magic stage shows and amaze your friends.

    Includes:
    • S-45 "Base-Carrier Prototype"
    • Silver sphere with concealed carrier disc
    • S-45 Base
    • Floating Carrier-Disc
    • Rubber Cap for the Disc
    • AC Adapter
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)