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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. and Cheok, A. D. ORCID: 0000-0001-6316-2339 (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


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.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018. The final authenticated version is available online at
Publisher Keywords: Magnetic levitation, Magnetic food, Levitating food
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 14:34
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