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Magnetic Table for Levitating Food for Entertainment

  • Kevin Stanley Bielawski
  • Nur Ellyza Abd Rahman
  • Azhri Azhar
  • Kasun Karunanayaka
  • Mohammed Rabea Taleb Banalzwaa
  • Ibrahim Gamal Mahmoud Moteir
  • Adrian David Cheok
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10714)

Abstract

In this paper, we discuss our work towards a new dining platform that uses magnetic levitating food and magnetic utensils in an initial prototype device. The ultimate goal of the project is a complete table with dynamic levitating food, but the current implementation is a set of levitating magnets that can be encased in food hovering over static locations. We investigated different weights and shapes of 3-D printed objects to mimic food and found that the levitating magnets are strong enough to support lightweight food. This magnetic levitating table can produce a playful and entertaining dining experience by moving and rotating to stay in place. The key novelties of this paper are the integration of food with a magnetic levitating table for playful interactions and novel dining experiences.

Keywords

Magnetic levitation Magnetic food Levitating food 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Stanley Bielawski
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nur Ellyza Abd Rahman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Azhri Azhar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kasun Karunanayaka
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohammed Rabea Taleb Banalzwaa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ibrahim Gamal Mahmoud Moteir
    • 1
    • 2
  • Adrian David Cheok
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Imagineering InstituteIskandar PuteriMalaysia
  2. 2.City, University of LondonLondonUK

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