Can you guess how this illusion was made? It seems this guy is making the little yellow object levitate right between his fingers. Is he using some supernatural, object-control technique? The explanation is quite simple, if you ask me. So go ahead, ask me! Hehe… jump inside this article for explanation. Just click on the underlined title of this post.
This is the explanation as I understood it – The top of the levitating thing is is a magnet with the north pole pointing down and spinning. It is spinning above four magnets which have the north pole pointing up. The top has a yellow handle on top and a yellow plastic base on the bottom. What you don’t realize from the photo you saw, is that at the bottom of the picture is a part of a dark square.
This is a set of four other magnets set in a square inside a black box. Interestingly, it has been mathematically proven that magnets alone cannot levitate stabily in the air. However, surprisingly, if a magnet is spinning it can be stable when it sits in a magnetic well. Guy on the picture claims he was able to get it to stay there over a minute! Above the yellow base, there are rings that one has to adjust to balance it vertically in the field.
Looks like he had one large ring and one small yellowish ring. Above them are two black O-rings that hold the others in place. It takes some playing around to find the right weight and unfortunately the magnets change strength with temperature, so a working arrangement is not stable and permanent.