Can broomsticks fly?

Published on August 26th, 2011

Scientists have used an electrostatic chamber to levitate globs of metal, and an acoustic field to levitate mice, but neither of those options would seem to apply when it comes to flying on a broomstick.

The new Harry Potter films have been incredible and they got us wondering whether it’s possible, using current technology, to make a broomstick fly.

We came across this YouTube video of a kid “flying” his broomstick.

We realise that anyone with a tripod and a camera can do this. Just straddle a broomstick, hop, and get your friend to snap a photo while you’re midair. Stream all the pictures together and, voila – a flying broomstick.

Check out this cool video!

Pic credit:  Barkfoot

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