Experiments with magnetic levitation

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This is an experiment which involves an aluminum plate or flat sheet which floats in the air above a set of laminations and coils.  These demonstrations do require some skill in assembly and winding coils. 

Again, eddy currents are the means by which the magnetic field within the plate will repel the magnetic field produced by the coil. Details are given in:

Propulsion without Wheels

E. R. Laithwaite
Hart Publishing Company
New York, NY  1968
see pages 190-196