This Cool Inky Lava Lamp Uses Ferromagnetic Fluid

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Traditional lava lamps can be cool, but they take a long time to heat up. The Ferroflow, on the other hand, is filled with mesmerizing ferromagnetic fluid and starts moving immediately, oozing and dripping like a living Rorschach test.

Created by designer Matt Robinson, the device is made out of anodized aluminum and filled with ferromagnetic fluid, a substance created by NASA in the 1960s as a liquid rocket fuel. The fluid follows magnets and, when influenced by a direct current electromagnet, it morphs into porcupine-like spikes.

Robinson intends to sell these awesome lamps and is launching a Kickstarter tomorrow. They are expected to be somewhat affordable because the designer replaced the traditional electromagnets with grade n52 rare earth magnets (which are cheaper).

For more ferromagnetic fluid fun, check out this alarm clock that also harnesses the cool liquid

[h/t: Co.Design]