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Interesting thoughts, gentlemen.

I had not really thought that far ahead in regards this aspect of "googling" the info, etc. It may be wise to indeed make the Info Pack and possibly even this thread vanish in due course. All very interesting!

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I have had this effect for about 5 hours, all made up.

I really don't know if I like it.

Its clever, the packaging is nice etc etc.

It REALLY wasnt what I was expecting and I didn't think the magician would need to be so close to the deck for the levitation to happen (practically touching the card)

I will be playing with it this weekend and hope I can find a better handling that suits me Smile

Thanks

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Hi Gary,

Keenly look forward to your further feedback. Of, course, by using a stronger magnet you can activate from further away. How it's supplied is how I like to use it. Feel free to adapt and evolve the idea to best suit you.

Best of luck, look forward to the your results.

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On 2008-05-09 16:53, GarySumpter wrote:
It REALLY wasnt what I was expecting and I didn't think the magician would need to be so close to the deck for the levitation to happen (practically touching the card)


In the demo, it doesn't look like he is close to the deck. Is a stronger magnet used in the demo?
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On 2008-05-04 07:11, Al Straker wrote:

I feel like I am almost a Jedi now with this new found 'Enlightenment', performing it really is the closest thing to creating real magic I've felt in a long time.



Definitely looks like Jedi stuff to me.
Pretty Coooooool.
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In the demo I may be using the drive magnet concealed under my jeans, at the knee. Several "positions" were used in the clips. A STRONGER magnet at the knee is a VERY good way to go.

Also, a powerful but small drive magnet built into a "sharpie" body is a great self-contained application.

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On 2008-05-09 20:59, Ben Harris wrote:
. . . a powerful but small drive magnet built into a "sharpie" body is a great self-contained application.


. . . or in a small Magic Wand.

A small cylindrical N-50 (1/2" Diameter X 1/2" height) magnet concealed in the tip of a hollow wand works great. Smile

:xmas:

P.S. Mark my words; I said 'works great' - Meaning it works great with the gimmick I make & use for such levitations. I am not referring to the 'Enlightenment' gimmick.
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Ustaad,

I think that any of these would be made to work.

We have an application in development where the lid of a card box contains a mini drive magnet. It's close proximity allows it to work.

The DEVELOPMENT KIT will be available in a couple of months. Lots of applications (and non-assembled Engine bits) for you to assemble/explore at home. Keep an eye out for it.

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On 2008-05-09 23:17, Ben Harris wrote:
Ustaad,

I think that any of these would be made to work.

We have an application in development where the lid of a card box contains a mini drive magnet. It's close proximity allows it to work.

The DEVELOPMENT KIT will be available in a couple of months. Lots of applications (and non-assembled Engine bits) for you to assemble/explore at home.
Keep an eye out for it.

Ben


WOW! Great! Good news. Thanks!

These are the kind of things I look forward to - the DIY way! Smile

PMed you with regards to the card box used as a driver for the 'Enlightenment'.

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I'm more attracted to this every day.. Smile ...
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To be fair if a stronger magnet is a better choice, why did I pay £19.99 for the 'best magnet for the effect, designed for enlightenment' ?

Not starting an arguement but I am a bit peeved, having spent £70, to find that the effect really isn't what it seemed to be and in order to get the desired effect, a sronger magnet is required....

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On 2008-05-10 10:53, GarySumpter wrote:
To be fair if a stronger magnet is a better choice, why did I pay £19.99 for the 'best magnet for the effect, designed for enlightenment' ?

Not starting an arguement but I am a bit peeved, having spent £70, to find that the effect really isn't what it seemed to be and in order to get the desired effect, a sronger magnet is required....

Gary

I also bought the whole package from Ben but it hasn't arrived yet. Try a stronger magnet Gary and let us know if it improves the effect. If the magnet he sells doesn't work properly he should refund your money for the magnet especially if it requires a stronger one.
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To be honest I don't want to spend any more money on it as I really don't think I will use the effect.

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I seem to be having problems getting it to work ,anyone else having this problem?
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It works for me, as long as I am a few millimetres from the deck, which doesn't suit me.

Not sure if that's how its supposed to be.
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Ben,

a few things.

Firstly, I think it needs to be made clear that if you want to do the floating card effect in the spectators hand (as seen in the demo) then this cant be done with the Paradigm Shifter.

Secondly, in the demo, the card floats, then its shown both sides, with the next few cards each being displayed. That doesn't seem to make much sense to me? I made the simpler version to start with and this wouldnt be possible...

Could you shine some light? Either here or via pm?

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Just managed to get mine working id say from roughly 3inchs away but one question and as I bought this for the effect performed in the spectators hand how will this be possible if the Paradigm Shifter only works from that distance ??
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You need to buy a stronger M.
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Maybe one you could where on your back like a rucksack! lol
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