3 Ways to Use Cube Magnets
All of our magnets have their own uses and capabilities. Cube magnets, for instance, are popular on dry erase boards and artwork displays, as they are easy to handle. They’re also ideal in classrooms and other experimental environments. Here are three ways you can utilize cube magnets.
Construction: Finding Magnetic Debris/Studs
Find studs in your walls with a cube magnet. Simply move a magnet over the wall until it finds a screw or nail head under the paint. You don’t even need to mark the wall -– you can just leave the magnet there until you’ve drilled your holes. Watch your fingers though! All of our neodymium magnets have strong pull forces that could pinch fingers. You can also use cube magnets to find potentially harmful pieces of magnetic metal left behind following the completion of a home repair project. To make sure your area is completely clear and safe, take a large neodymium cube magnet, tie a string around it, and then drag it around the areas where you know the workers were. Any leftover magnetic debris will be picked up by the cube magnet, whether it’s on wood, cement, or even the grass!
In physics, it’s easy to get lost in the data and calculations -- that’s why demonstrations are a perfect way to showcase magnetism to your students. Creating a magnetic linear accelerator is an excellent project for a physics class of any level.
The magnetic linear accelerator -- also called the Gauss gun -- got its name from Carl Friedrich Gauss, a brilliant German mathematician who contributed to a number of fields, including magnetism. With a simple DIY, you’ll be able to explain magnetism, the principles of momentum, and the transfer of energy, all with just a ruler, cube magnets, tape, scissors, and ball bearings.
This copper inspiration board is perfect for any bedroom, office, or kitchen -- place it anywhere in your home where it will give you a little extra motivation to get through the day. You’ll need scissors, magnetic board (found at any local craft or office supply store), multiple ¼” x ¼” x ¼” cube magnets, 1-2 sheets of copper foil (0.003 thick or 40 gauge copper foil), and double-sided adhesive tape or glue -- use the magnets to stick postcards, pictures, notes, etc. on the board!
When you lay the sheets down on your bed, don't tuck in the sides. Instead, take six neodymium magnets -- either bars, blocks, cubes or discs -- and attach them over the sheets to the three sides where your legs will be moving around during the night. Two magnets on each side of the bed, as well as at the foot of it, should have you getting a good night's sleep in no time.
Give Us a Call To Find The Perfect Magnet Shape For Your Project
One disadvantage of cube magnets? All sides look the same. This can be problematic when you’re trying to identify the north and south poles. Upon receiving a cube magnet, it’s a good idea to mark the poles in order to save time when handling them. You can also order custom magnets that already have the poles marked for you. Not sure if a cube magnet is the best shapes for your project? Give us a call, 1-304-257-1193.