January 2015

  1. Recreate Michael Faraday’s Magnetic Experiment

    Recreate Michael Faraday’s Magnetic Experiment
    In the 1800s, a scientist named Michael Faraday made significant contributions to the study of electricity, magnetism and chemistry. One of his most influential contributions was the discovery of electromagnetic induction. Electromagnetic induction is when an electric current is induced. It occurs when a conductor is placed in the presence of a changing magnetic field. You can recreate Faraday’s electromagnetic induction experiment with the instructions below. Continue reading →
  2. Magnetic DIYs for the Big Football Game

    Magnetic DIYs for the Big Football Game
    The big game is this weekend. We have compiled some DIY projects and tricks to try if you are a football fan or are throwing a party or tailgate to celebrate. Continue reading →
  3. Make a Hidden Jewelry Holder with a Picture Frame and Magnets

    Make a Hidden Jewelry Holder with a Picture Frame and Magnets
    A clever way to hide jewelry or just hang it up is to build a jewelry organizer into a picture frame. The process is relatively simple and it makes a trendy but functional piece of home decor. If you want to make your own hidden jewelry holder, here is what you’ll need and how to do it. Continue reading →
  4. Magnetizing Objects with a Bar Magnet

    Magnetizing Objects with a Bar Magnet
    Is it possible to give objects that are not magnets the power of magnetism? That is the question that we are putting to the test in this magnet experiment! Read on to see how a magnet can turn a regular piece of steel or other metal into a magnet. Continue reading →
  5. How to Attach a Magnetic Jewelry Clasp to a Beaded Bracelet

    How to Attach a Magnetic Jewelry Clasp to a Beaded Bracelet
    If you are making some jewelry for Valentine’s Day, or any other occasion, consider using a magnetic jewelry clasp. Magnetic jewelry clasps are easier for the wearer to secure and to remove. Since most magnetic clasp designs do not require any twisting or opening of small pieces and simply attract to their opposite counterpart, they are also an ideal solution for those that suffer from limited hand mobility. Attaching magnetic clasps can be tricky, especially if you aren’t sure what type of clasp to use for your jewelry pieces. If you are using beading wire to make a bracelet or necklace, a magnetic cylinder clasp is commonly used. Here is one way to attach a magnetic cylinder clasp using a crimp bead. Continue reading →
  6. Use Magnets to Winter-Proof Your Home

    Use Magnets to Winter-Proof Your Home
    Keeping your home warm during the winter months can be tough, especially if you live in a more spacious house. However, there are a few tricks that homeowners can use to keep the cold out and possibly lower the heating costs. In this blog, we have collected a few ways that people can use magnets to winter-proof their homes. Continue reading →
  7. Make a Dancing Heart with Electromagnetism

    Make a Dancing Heart with Electromagnetism
    Homopolar motors are the simplest forms of motors. They can be built with three simple materials, but their designs can be a little more creative. For instance, you can make spiralling or heart shapes dance with the energy that the motor generates. Since it is close to Valentine’s Day, you can try out this fun science experiment that explores how electricity and magnetism come together and forms electromagnetism. Continue reading →
  8. 4 DIY Projects for People Who Loathe Valentine’s Day

    4 DIY Projects for People Who Loathe Valentine’s Day
    When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are usually two types of people━the ones that love it and the ones that loathe it. There’s probably also a group of people out there that have simply stopped caring, but for this blog, we’re focusing on the people that loathe February 14. Read on to find some perfect DIY creations for those that loathe Valentine’s Day. Continue reading →
  9. 5 DIY Magnet Projects to Inspire the Traveler in You

    5 DIY Magnet Projects to Inspire the Traveler in You
    Do you love to travel? Do you have a healthy addiction to adventure? If so, we’ve compile a list of some DIY projects that will inspire the traveler in you! Read on to see the list and find out how to start your own travel-themed DIY magnet projects. Continue reading →
  10. DIY: Conversation Hearts Magnets for Valentine's Day

    DIY: Conversation Hearts Magnets for Valentine's Day
    Sweethearts candies have become one of the main icons of Valentine’s Day. Nearly 8 billion of these candies are produced every year around February 14, and exchanging their heart messages with friends and loved ones is easily one of the most common traditions. This year, you can create and exchange your own set of DIY conversation heart magnets with this blog. Continue reading →

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