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Old 01-25-2016, 08:12 PM   #1
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This is just awesomely cool.

It's a Kickstarter project so of course, buyer beware. But it wouldn't be hard to replicate this yourself.


Floating bonsai trees defy gravity through magnetic levitation

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Humans seem to be obsessed with things that float, like hoverboards, UFOs and levitating Bluetooth speakers. A Kickstarter project wants to extend that love for the defiance of gravity to plant life. Air Bonsai uses the power of magnetic levitation to float small trees grown and groomed through the Japanese art of bonsai.



Air Bonsai uses the same principle we've seen before in this floating chessboard and this UFO-inspired levitating speaker. Repelling magnets push away from each other, allowing the plant container to float above the base. The creators refer to the floating plants as "little stars."

The effect is magical. The tiny trees float gently and spin slowly like imaginative creations from an anime. Some of them look like dainty planets with cratered surfaces. Small pines are what most people are familiar with when it comes to bonsai, but the Air Bonsai can also be used to grow other flora like mosses and flowering plants.
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I bet I could kill that plant in under 6 months.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:29 AM   #3
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Do not tell Jason about this .



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My entire vegetable garden will be floating around the back yard, and he'll run by occasionally trimming the leaves with his multicopters.
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I'll take that challenge LDW. I could do it in a few weeks!

But I would love to give it a try. It's magical.
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Now just imagine a charming room filled with a few hoverplants, serene, magical...

then a cat walks in.
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So true Sue! A cat would see the hover plants as a challange
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