Accessory design By: Philipp Loidolt, Maria Gabriela, Lynn Chamoun and Michelle Van
Physics principles • Magnetic levitation • Diffuse reflection • Infrared sensor
Magnetic levitation â€˘ Essentially it is the use of magnetic fields or magnetic forces to levitate a (usually) metallic object. â€˘ By manipulating magnetic fields and controlling their forces an object can be levitated. â€˘ Examples: Maglev transportation, flywheels, railguns and magnetic sheet floaters
Heating lights â€˘ Lights (heat) capable of producing a thermal effect. â€˘ It transmits heat without contact and only for as long as necessary. In this way, food/beverages can be brought to the necessary temperature without being overheated.
Diffuse reflection â€˘ The Law of Reflection states that the angle of incidence (the light hitting the surface) is equal to the angle of reflection (light leaving the surface). â€˘ On rough surfaces, the incident ray is reflected at many angles rather than at just one angle.
Infrared sensor â€˘ Detects temperature through infrared lights â€˘ Infrared lights are emissions of energy based on the temperature of the object. â€˘ Slightest temperature changes results in different wavelengths of infrared light, which is immediately recognised by the infrared sensor.
Published on Dec 5, 2012