May 2016

  1. How to Make Harry Potter Bottle Cap Magnets

    How to Make Harry Potter Bottle Cap Magnets
    Recycling is always a good way to dispose of glass bottles. But these DIY bottle cap magnets are a fun alternative to tossing bottle caps into the recycling bin! The first step is to pick the fandom of your choice. We chose Harry Potter, but to each his (or her) own. Follow the steps below and you will have a fun new decoration for your fridge or anywhere you please! Continue reading →
  2. 5 Summer Magnet Hacks

    5 Summer Magnet Hacks
    Now that the summer Sun is peeking out of the clouds and bringing some warm weather, you’re probably eager to get outside. After spending all winter cooped up making grand plans for summer, it’s finally time to get started! Whether you’re hosting a barbecue, a picnic, or even planting your annual garden, here are a few ways really strong magnets can make your life easier: Continue reading →
  3. Innovative Medical Magnets

    Innovative Medical Magnets
    From holding our special memories on the fridge to navigation, magnets help us in many ways. For some though, magnets have an even more significant and life-changing impact. For most 11-year-olds, playing sports and running around the playground is the norm, but for Chicago’s Cal Sorensen, this was not always the case. Born with a severely curved spine, he was forced to wear a back brace to help straighten his back. After doctors realized that this wasn’t working, they turned to another solution: magnets. Continue reading →
  4. Make Your Own Magnetic Battery Connector from E-Waste

    Make Your Own Magnetic Battery Connector from E-Waste
    Every year Americans throw away 9.4 million tons of electronics including mobile phones, computers, TVs, fax machines, and more. All of this e-waste represents untapped sources of useful materials like batteries, copper, and even gold. Instead of throwing away old electronics, you can reuse the parts. Here’s how to use magnets to re-purpose old laptop batteries into a battery connector: Continue reading →
  5. Science Experiment: Dancing Magnet Motor

    Science Experiment: Dancing Magnet Motor
    Whether you’re interested in science, art, dancing, or a combination of all three, you’ll love this science experiment. With powerful magnets and copper wire, you can upcycle a battery while also learning about homopolar motors and the Lorentz force. Get started! Continue reading →
  6. How To Make A Magnetic Bookmark

    How To Make A Magnetic Bookmark
    Many bookworms will understand the frustration of losing your place when reading a good book. Whether you’re interrupted in the middle of an exciting chapter or you need to take notes on something you’ve just read, remembering your page number is one extra and unnecessary step. With this DIY project for a magnetic bookmark, you won’t leave all your pages dog-eared. Even if you’re not a big reader, with this magnetic bookmark you won’t lose your place in your magazine, textbook, and even your journal. Continue reading →
  7. Meet the Magnetic Elevators of the Future

    Meet the Magnetic Elevators of the Future
    They say “if it ain't broke, don’t fix it.” And from roughly 1853 untill now, the way elevators rise and descend has changed minimally. In 2003 thyssenkrupp, an industrial business group, developed a twin elevator that changed the amount of traditional cabins used, but not the way they travel. Stacked on top of each other, the elevators acted as two separate cabins that would enhance travel times and energy efficiency. Now, using the power of magnetism, the company is back and making an elevator that will change everything you’ve ever known and seen in elevators. Headquartered in Germany, thyssenkrupp is developing an elevator system called MULTI. The plans for the design will transform the way we think about elevators from only moving up and down to moving left and right as well. Continue reading →
  8. DIY Magnetic Popsicle Puzzle

    DIY Magnetic Popsicle Puzzle
    When you’re stuck inside on a rainy day, puzzles are a fun indoor activity to occupy your time. If you’ve already done all the puzzles in your house though, this DIY magnetic popsicle puzzle craft will help you make an endless supply of puzzles. Here's how to get started:  Continue reading →

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