Balance tension and gravity to make an "impossible" floating lamp! Build a lantern that floats above its base with the help of tension and rubber bands. Learn the science behind how it floats and engineer an electric circuit to make the lamp glow, then test the levitation with a series of “tricks” that are sure to impress!
Why it’s awesome
Explore how physics and opposing forces help this lantern float.
Glow in color
Customize the lantern’s shade colors for a unique glow.
Lift and turn your lantern without breaking the levitation illusion.
Science of tension
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! ”
- KiwiCo Product Designer
By the numbers
Lantern prototypes built
Shades styles tested
O-rings accidentally fired across the workshop