June 2014

  1. Magnet Experiments: Opening a Bottle with a Quarter and a Magnet

    Magnet Experiments: Opening a Bottle with a Quarter and a Magnet
    You may have seen a video that shows a bottle cap being popped off using only a fridge magnet and a quarter. The video has been circling the Internet recently and may seem real, but we were pretty skeptical. As magnet-enthusiasts, we naturally had to test out the legitimacy of this bottle opening trick. Continue reading →
  2. DIY: Fourth of July Glitter & Star Magnets

    DIY: Fourth of July Glitter & Star Magnets
    Next week is the official birthday of America! Some of the visuals that we imagine for the Fourth of July are red, white, blue and anything that is reminiscent of fireworks or the American flag. Many of us we’ll be holding parties to commemorate our loved ones or just celebrate our freedom with friends and delicious barbecued food. For those occasions, here is a simple and patriotic DIY party favor idea using the staple holiday visuals: Fourth of July glitter and star magnets! Continue reading →
  3. DIY: Traveling Map Magnets

    DIY: Traveling Map Magnets
    Are you traveling somewhere exciting for vacation this summer? Map your journey with magnets! Whether you are going a few states over, to a nearby beach or traveling across the globe these DIY magnet projects are a neat way to remember your experience. We have two ways that you can combine magnets and maps to record your travels. Continue reading →
  4. 3D Drawing Pen Has Magnetic Ink

    3D Drawing Pen Has Magnetic Ink
    Just when we thought the magic of 3D printing technology couldn’t get any cooler there is now a 3D drawing pen and it has magnetic ink! There are numerous tricks artists may employ to make their 2D drawings look 3D, but now with innovations in printing technologies they can actually draw in 3D form. Creopop, the makers of this fascinating technology, claim that it is also able to draw magnets in 3D. The process uses a variety of ink options including: glow-in-the-dark, glitter, elastic and our personal favorite-magnetic. Continue reading →
  5. Magnetic Cooling Technology Could Power Fridges

    Magnetic Cooling Technology Could Power Fridges
    Magnets could soon be doing more than just decorating your fridge. With new developments in magnetic cooling technology, magnets could be running it using a greener and more energy efficient method. Currently, fridges are one of the highest energy consuming household appliances and operate on a vapor-compression method that contains hazardous fluids found in refrigerants. Continue reading →
  6. Summer Magnet Projects: Magnetic Chore Chart

    Summer Magnet Projects: Magnetic Chore Chart
    Most kids are already out of school for the summer and enjoying the free time that comes with break. With the kids at home it could be a great time to involve them in the household chores. The thought of doing chores isn’t appealing to many, but you can try to make it more interesting with some positive reinforcement and this fun DIY magnetic chore chart! Continue reading →
  7. Apex Magnets Now Offering Tiered Pricing

    Apex Magnets Now Offering Tiered Pricing
    We’re happy to announce that we are now offering tiered pricing for select magnets! For our customers that need a larger order, a percentage of the cost may be deducted as the order quantity increases. In other words, buying more can save you more. Also, our customers that do not need a large order, can still purchase a smaller quantity of magnets at the same prices as before or they can choose to go with the new tiered pricing. We've just added more price options for our customers with the new tiered pricing model! Continue reading →
  8. DIY: Clothes Magnets Activity for Father’s Day

    DIY: Clothes Magnets Activity for Father’s Day
    If your family is one that loves to adorn its fridge with colorful magnets and family photos, then these DIY magnets might be perfect for you. In this tutorial, we’re making our own DIY clothes magnets and then attaching them to family photos to create funny, movable magnet pieces. Some examples of cute magnets that you can include in your Father’s Day gift set are: sports jerseys, ties, bowties, shoes, vests and almost any other article of clothing. Continue reading →
  9. Magnet Experiments: What Happens to a Magnet in Cold Temperatures

    Magnet Experiments: What Happens to a Magnet in Cold Temperatures
    High powered magnets can lift cars, and steel beams as well as crush bones or break glass. In other words, magnets are capable of some incredible feats. However, there are a few things that can alter magnet strength. One of those is temperature. In our last blog we explored what happens to a magnet when it is exposed to extreme heat. Now, let’s do an experiment to explore what happens to a magnet when it is exposed to extreme cold. Continue reading →
  10. Magnet Experiments: What Happens When a Magnet is Heated

    Magnet Experiments: What Happens When a Magnet is Heated
    Magnets can be found in many everyday items and technologies such as cars, phones and computers. It is because of permanent magnets' ability to create their own magnetic field that they are useful in various products and situations. However, they are not impervious. Magnet strength can be affected by certain environmental changes like temperature. The effect of temperature on neodymium magnets is one of the most interesting phenomenons to observe and evaluate. In this magnet experiment, we specifically explore how magnets react when exposed to extreme heat. Continue reading →

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