Magnetic table for levitating food for entertainment

Bielawski, K. S., Rahman, N. E. A., Azhar, A., Karunanayaka, K., Banalzwaa, M. R. T., Moteir, I. G. M. & Cheok, A. D. (2018). Magnetic table for levitating food for entertainment. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10714, pp. 462-469. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-76270-8_32

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018. The final authenticated version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76270-8_32.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Magnetic levitation, Magnetic food, Levitating food
Divisions: School of Informatics > Department of Computing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/19435

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