SHARE
Learn How Real Magic in the Universe Works @physicsfun

Every time @physicsfun posts on his Instagram account, the most frequently asked question by his 900k+ followers to him is: “Where did you get all these things?”

Since 2013, he has been posting on his IG account to show his collections of physics toys and other enigmatic objects related to science.

His goal is to share that real magic in the universe comes from physics and science.

Here are some of the cool stuff posted on his Instagram:

Faraday Train: two magnets, one battery, and a coil of bare copper wire are the simple essence of this self propelled craft. The magnets conduct electricity, thus when put in contact with the coil current will flow creating a solenoidal magnetic field in the vicinity of the battery, which in turn pushes on the magnets at each end of the battery moving the craft along. The spherical neodymium magnets used allows the craft to slide along the coil with minimal friction. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile to buy the parts to make your own and to find many of the amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #faraday #faradaytrain #physics #physicstoy #coil #solenoid #electromagnet #electromagnetism #neodymium #magnet #ampere #ampereslaw #magneticfield #magneticrepulsion #magneticforce #science #maker #diy #scienceisawesome #backemf

A post shared by physicsfun (@physicsfun) on

Mirror Anamorphosis: this famous print by artist István Orosz has a hidden anamorphic image revealed by placing a mirrored cylinder over the depiction of the moon in the image. The work visualizes a scene from the book “The Mysterious Island” by the science-fiction author Jules Verne- whose portrait emerges in the reflection on the cylinder. The math describing this mapping is quite complex and was given in detail in a physics journal in 2000, but before that Martin Gardner described the math in 1975. Repost for this week’s theme as I head to G4G! ➡️ To learn more and to find out where to get this poster please follow the link in my @physicsfun profile. #math #mathtoy #anamorphos #art #physics #physicstoy #mirror #cylinder #Orosz #IstvanOrosz #science #anamorphic #anamorphicart #scienceisawesome #anamorphosis #JulesVerne #martingardner #G4G #cylindrical #perspective #mirrorAnamorphosis #mathstoy #geometricprojection

A post shared by physicsfun (@physicsfun) on

The Random Walker: second model of two Galton Boards designed and produced by IFA.com- this version is made to demonstrate probability in investment returns of a global stock market portfolio relating to risk capacity. Slow motion reveals the erratic path of each steel ball (second half of video). The red graph shows the distribution of 592 monthly returns (mean =1%, SD=5%) representing data from 50 years of an IFA Index fund- here the random “walk” of 3000 steel balls falling through 12 levels of branching paths always produce a close match, and both distributions tend toward the famous bell curve distribution. A wonderfully designed modern version of the Galton Box invented by Sir Francis Galton(1894) to demonstrate the Central Limit Theorem – showing how random processes gather around the mean. ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for more info and where to buy a Galton Board like this one and other amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #statistics #math #mathtoy #physicstoy #physics #random #galtonbox #SirFracisGalton #hexstat #probability #pascalstriangle #binomial #binomialdistribution #gaussian #centrallimittheorem #quincunx #turbulence #TRW #therandomwalker #randomwalk #iphoneslomo #240fps #slomo #science #scienceisawesome #mathstoys

A post shared by physicsfun (@physicsfun) on

String Hyperboloid @exploratorium : 26 strings held straight by hanging weights can be rotated as a set to produce a hyperboliod- the quadric surface related to the revolution of hyperbola around its axis of symmetry. Note that although this 3D shape is curved, an a infinite set of straight lines (like those of the strings) lie on its surface. Turning the top disk of this exhibit raises the weights on each string so that when it is released the potential energy will transfer back and forth to kinetic energy of rotation until the energy is damped out due to friction. 🌟 With thanks to the Exploratorium! ➡️ Follow the link in my profile for more info and where to get many of the amazing items featured here on @physicsfun #math #mathtoy #mathstoy #geometry #physics #physicstoy #hyperbola #hyperboloid #conicsection #ruledsurface #hypnogizmo #science #exploratorium #scienceisawesome

A post shared by physicsfun (@physicsfun) on

Majority of his posts on his IG account are videos. Through this format, he was able to explain how such phenomena happened.

Impressive, huh?

Do you want to purchase this physics toys and kinetic art pieces? Check out his store for more information.