Jan 28, 2016

There’s a Kickstarter for Floating Bonsai and it Looks Awesome

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Air Bonsai” is a recently launched Kickstarter project that adds a new feature to the art of Bonsai—levitation.

The secret? Magnets. Air Bonsai consists of two components: the top half ‘little star’ and bottom half ‘energy base’.

‘Little star’ is powered by a built-in magnet and floats 2 cm above ‘energy base’. It can support a maximum weight of 300 grams. ‘Energy base’ is also powered by a built-in magnet with a rotating mechanism. It runs with an AC adapter and is made of traditional Japanese white porcelain known as ‘Imari’.

Air Bonsai is the brainchild of Hoshinchu, a Kyushu-based workshop in Japan. The team was seeking $80,000 in funding and they’ve already smashed through that target, raising nearly US$500,000 at the time of this posting with over a month left in the campaign!

Check out the pictures and project video below and visit their Kickstarter page for more information.

 

 

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