Science Museum Floating Globe - £23.32 @ argos
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Science Museum Floating Globe - £23.32 @ argos

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Found 17th Oct 2011
This super cool and ultra modern Floating Globe from Science Museum is held in position by magnetic force and is generated by the display stand. It makes a wonderfully eccentric gadget gift and would make a nice addition to the home.

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Original Poster

Witchcraft.

Banned

Spins too fast xD

Does it always spin? I would definitely end up kicking this thing at some stage.

I think it's up to you to spin it or not, or how fast you spin it, but it might be difficult to have it hanging between the magnets with no spin

Its the work of the Devil I tell you :-)

What next floating cars ? Bah !

Original Poster

smecky01

Does it always spin? I would definitely end up kicking this thing at some … Does it always spin? I would definitely end up kicking this thing at some stage.


Lol i was thinking the same thing

I would prefer it if they didn't insist on plastering science museum over their stuff - kinda cheapens what would otherwise look pretty darn impressive

Dave

I would prefer it if they didn't insist on plastering science museum over … I would prefer it if they didn't insist on plastering science museum over their stuff - kinda cheapens what would otherwise look pretty darn impressive



So am I the only one that thinks it looks a bit crap (despite the science museum wording)

Yes it floats, but the massive bulky magnet shaped thing around the outside of it kinda demonstrates why in a very obvious way.
To me it looks like some sort of 3D corporate logo, a giant C with a globe in it...

They could do a vertical version with 2 globes floating in a McDonalds M for your living room...

Chris

Corranga

So am I the only one that thinks it looks a bit crap (despite the science … So am I the only one that thinks it looks a bit crap (despite the science museum wording)Yes it floats, but the massive bulky magnet shaped thing around the outside of it kinda demonstrates why in a very obvious way.To me it looks like some sort of 3D corporate logo, a giant C with a globe in it...They could do a vertical version with 2 globes floating in a McDonalds M for your living room...Chris


I get what your saying, but it does look cool. I'm not sure the M from macdonalds would be able todo this, haft to consider where the approiate magnets would go in relation to where they are situated in the logo. Thou having said that, I guess they wouldnt bother, as it would open up a legal claim, if some moran got in way of this spinning magnet. lol

£15.55 if you go for 3-for-2 option. Nice christmas present for teachers.

Levitron world stage looks better but costs more.
Video here

imsraj

Video



Hardly Martin Scorcese is it? A hand or ruler or something to give an idea of the size would have been helpful. Argos lists the size as 18 x 8.5 x 17cm, which appears to include the 'frame', so the globe itself is around 3 inches, by the looks of it, with no colour (which would have made it more attractive) and a thick white line around the middle.

Sorry op, but looks very much like a 5 minute wonder to me. Worthwhile for £9.99, but £23.32? No thank you.
Edited by: "emso" 21st Oct 2011

It would be great if you could get it to spin as fast as the Earth really spins,lol.

Dizzy now...

imsraj

Video



earth does not wobble when it rotates so voted cold and it's too expensive. Maybe worth it for a tenner.
Edited by: "Majnu" 21st Oct 2011

I'm sure its at the wrong angle??

Aliens!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk8evdSSas1qjtfpzo1_500.jpg

We've bought a few science museum things based on the kids falling for their marketing and always been dissappointed. Basically its over priced junk.

earth does not wobble when it rotates


Actually it does :-)
en.wikipedia.org/wik…ble
Edited by: "simonspeakeasy" 21st Oct 2011

Now that they have invented this the Hoverboard is just around the corner.

Think about it when Back to the Future Part II came out in 1989 the year 2015 was a million miles away.

I'm telling you
2011 Science Museum Floating Globe
2015 Hoverboard

Both available at Argos
Edited by: "llaarrggee" 21st Oct 2011

llaarrggee

Now that they have invented this the Hoverboard is just around the … Now that they have invented this the Hoverboard is just around the corner.Think about it when Back to the Future Part II came out in 1989 the year 2015 was a million miles away. I'm telling you2011 Science Museum Floating Globe2015 HoverboardBoth available at Argos



^ Screw the hover board, I'm still waiting for that pizza hydrator thing! Come on Tefal...!

Hoverboard has been done, only problem is it needs a rail.

more impressed by Ion propulsion personally.


There are some trains utilise Magnetic levitation and in operation at the moment. so it is not a very new tech
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