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Science Museum Floating Globe - £9.99 (was £19.99) @ Argos !
Science Museum Floating Globe - £9.99 (was £19.99) @ Argos !

Science Museum Floating Globe - £9.99 (was £19.99) @ Argos !

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Set the world spinning in space! This globe is suspended in a magnetic field when you connect the electromagnets in the stand to the mains. Given a spin, it will carry on turning for hours. Mains powered.

Globe that floats in the air held in position by magnetic force.
Full comprehensive world map.
Size (H)21, (W)9, (D)9cm.
Includes 1 x 9V adaptor.

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Thanks edi, the kids will love this!

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Thanks amibees

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31IJBmhr31L._AA280_.jpg

Technical Details

[LIST]
[*]Have the world hovering in mid-air on your desk with this Hover Globe from the Science Museum
[*]The Globe hovers in mid-air, supported in the magnetic field between the base and top of the display stand.
[*]The magnets above and below both attract the globe, so it sits halfway between them where the competing forces balance out[/LIST]

Never mind the kids - I want one !

Why do you need a 9V adaptor, surely its not using electro magnets

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cosmic48;1549195

...Why do you need a 9V adaptor, surely its not using electro magnets



I guess the globe is an illuminated one, powered by the 9V adaptor

edi;1549244

I guess the globe is an illuminated one, powered by the 9V adaptor



Care to explain how 9V DC can leap the air gap & light up the globe?

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HankMcSpank;1549276

Care to explain how 9V DC can leap the air gap & light up the globe?



Thought the globe is illuminated from the base... but its NOT, sorry

]Science Museum Product Page

[COLOR=darkred]" Set the world spinning in space! This globe is suspended in a magnetic field when you connect the electromagnets in the stand to the mains. Given a spin, it will carry on turning for hours. Mains powered "[/COLOR]

does it light up then?

Unlikely... but wireless power is in the works.

ok thanks

I'm interested in getting one, particularly since I'm a primary teacher and it would be cool to use in class). The measurements sound really small though.
Does anyone have one yet? Are the measurements accurate?

any codes for delivery pls? none near me.

Have got one of these, but have so far not been able to get it to hover. Is it not very well designed, or am I just not getting it right? It's not lit apart from 3 small LED lights in the base.

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phoebe03cat;1550130

any codes for delivery pls? none near me.



Unfortunately, Argos dont do codes

These devices use microprocessors and feedback to rapidly switch the electromagnets on and off in such a way as to allow whatever it is to hover.

What usually needs to be done is to suspend the globe between the magnets and keep it held there - if it's like the other ones I've seen you'll hear a beep when the processor balances the feedback and the globe will float.

Here's one you can make yourself instructables.com/id/…er/

Took both of mine back, too difficult to get to float and really boring when they eventually did. Far to fiddly to be any fun and way too small.:thinking:
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