The above picture is a basic concept of how a levitron toy works.
Could the top floating peace stay entrapped in the magnetic field without having to spin if the edges of the balloon keep the top piece from flipping over?
The balloon is neutrally buoyant with the small piece inside and secured not to flip over.
I do know the spinning causes gyroscopic stabilization and keeps it from flipping over to attracting poles. The opposing poles of the 2 magnets creates the lift. The shape of the base magnet keeps the levitation entrapped.
Youtube video In other words could I replace the spinning with a balloon?
I tried to find support to that theory using current models and I am blown out the water wrong because those model were electronically stabilized.
Why would a balloon make a difference?? In this model the difference is the helium balloon may make it weigh less and allow the top to be pushed higher by the base. Like a sail ship mast the buoyancy of the helium and the weight of the secured to balloon top would be kept up right entrapped.
Will not know until I try it. Unless it has been tried some where else this way?