What you get
Harness the power of physics to engineer a mind-boggling magic trick — a levitating lantern that floats in thin air! Wire up the lantern, build the stand, and learn all about how tension and tensegrity make your “impossible” illusion possible! Read up on the science and mechanics behind other illusions, from flying candles to hovering magicians! Ready to discover science that’s totally, float-ally amazing?
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From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“What's cooler than building and customizing your own lantern? Making it float! I decided to use transparent rings to mimic how magicians create floating illusions — the harder the rings are to see, the more magical the illusion looks! ”
By the numbers
Lantern prototypes built: 15
Shades styles tested: 10
O-rings accidentally fired across the workshop: many