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January 19, 2006

Levitating Light Bulb

at 10:34 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks, Digg

A sculpture by a MIT PhD student that uses a special wirelessly powered bulb.

“Lightbulb explores two phenomena I find interesting, the stabilization of unstable systems using feedback, and wireless power transmission. Feedback systems often levitate objects, stabilize inverted pendulums, and the like. Wireless power transmission has been around since Tesla’s invention a century ago, although it is still not widely utilized. I wanted to explore these effects together.”

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