Despite “fab” being part of Fab City and Fab Lab, the presence of Fab Labs and maker spaces is now just one aspect of a much broader range of ideas and solutions in the Fab City initiative, which wants to act as a global infrastructure and source of knowledge for transforming the way we work, live, interact and evolve in cities.
Still, it’s a lively aspect with lots of fascinating projects exploring and prototyping many solutions inline with the transformations we seek. Which is why, roughly every month, we’d like to feature a few fun projects. For this first instalment, we’re starting light and going with some playful examples.
Let’s start with one that’s not simple to build but very cool. Acoustic levitation is, to greatly simplify, two opposing sets of speakers focusing their sound waves on a point. Those waves become a standing wave and can lift, or “levitate” an object so it floats between the two sets. Have a look at the video below, and the link above goes to detailed instructions and a number of links to learn more.