Magnetic Liquid Sculpture

Published by patrick honner on

Every now and then you see something on the internet that leaves you dumbfounded.

Like this video of Magnetic Liquid Sculpture.

I honestly don’t even really understand what I’m looking at.  But it’s amazing.

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York


Wahaj C. · June 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm

These are called Ferrofluids. You can make some astounding sculptures with these with any household magnet. I tried making my own, but it came nowhere near the commercial brands responsiveness.

MrHonner · June 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm

So these a ferrofluid is basically a liquid with small metallic particles somehow suspended in them? That’s prettty, but not nearly as awesome as you trying to make your own. What’s that process like?

I’m surprised at how cheap this stuff is:

Peter · June 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm

There’s an explanatory video on youtube —

Wahaj C. · June 16, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I used this site for guidance:

But the process itself was pretty straightforward since I had access to most of the materials and appropriate tools at a local college lab.

MrHonner · June 16, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Thanks for the resources, guys! Looks like I’ve got another summer project for the list.

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