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Fly Stick Van de Graaff Levitation Wand – As Close As You Harry Potter Fans Are Going To Get To A Real Magic Wand

Fly Stick Van de Graaff Levitation Wand – As Close As You Harry Potter Fans Are Going To Get To A Real Magic Wand

Fly Stick Van de Graaff Levitation Wand (Images courtesy ThinkGeek)
By Andrew Liszewski

Have you ever been to a science center or museum and watched someone’s hair stand on end while they were touching that giant metal sphere contraption? Well that device is known as a Van de Graaff generator, and this wand from ThinkGeek is basically a handheld version of that, but with considerable less ‘oomph.’ However, it can build up enough static charge to make a set of included 3D mylar shapes appear to levitate and move about at your command. Here’s a video of it in action from ThinkGeek:

While that guy might not be Hogwart’s material, the wand does look like you could easily blow the minds of a group of 5 year olds. And that’s $26.99 well spent.

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