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  1. DIY Magnetic Socket Holder

    DIY Magnetic Socket Holder
    If there’s one thing that sockets and socks have in common, it’s that for some reason they both always disappear. Because they are so small it makes them easy to lose, plus most boxes that they come in don’t keep them in their proper spots after initially opening it. One of the good things about them is that they are relatively cheap compared to other tools, which means you probably have multiple sets. To help you complete your sets, or keep your current set in one place we’ve put together a DIY magnet project that will keep them all in one, secure place. Continue reading →
  2. DIY Homopolar Motor

    DIY Homopolar Motor
    The homopolar motor is one of the simplest electric motors. They use electromagnetism to support motion and were developed by Michael Faraday in the 1800’s. Homopolar force can be explained using the Lorentz force. This force is caused by electric currents and magnetic fields that are perpendicular to each other, causing rotation. In one of our past blogs, we showed you how to make a similar homopolar motor. The one we are designing today uses two magnets to create forward propelling motion instead of spinning. This motor will act like a small car, moving forward when placed properly. To get started with your DIY magnet car, you’ll need some supplies you can probably find in your kitchen, along with some magnets, of course! Continue reading →
  3. 5 Simple Household Magnet Hacks

    5 Simple Household Magnet Hacks
    There are many great qualities that magnets possess, like strength and reliability. But what may be their best quality is their usefulness. In addition to the obvious, like holding photos on your fridge, magnets have the ability to perform several tasks you may not have thought of yet. There are plenty of DIY magnet projects out there, but this one was designed to be one thing, simple. Let your brain take a minute off and use these five simple hacks to make your life a little easier: Continue reading →
  4. Magnetic Science Experiment

    Magnetic Science Experiment
    Neodymium magnets are not only useful for organizing clutter or making crafts, but also for demonstrating the unique properties of magnetism and magnetic fields. If you’re looking for an easy and fun science experiment, check out this magnetic tutorial for a hollow pyramid with a ring magnet: Continue reading →
  5. DIY Levitating Pen

    DIY Levitating Pen
    Today, people use their keyboards to write more often than they use pens or pencils. If that doesn’t stop you from buying nice new pens, here’s a high-tech way you can display your favorite writing utensil using magnetic levitation: Continue reading →
  6. How To Use Magnetic Field Viewer Film

    How To Use Magnetic Field Viewer Film
    There are many different ways to see magnetic fields even though they are invisible to the naked eye. You can use a compass or iron filings to determine the direction and boundaries of a magnetic field. Or you can use magnetic field viewer film to see the magnetic field lines of magnets. It’s usually used by hobbyists to examine electronics. So, how does it work? Continue reading →
  7. Magnet Experiment: The Levitating PaperClip

    Magnet Experiment: The Levitating PaperClip
    Magnets can do some amazing things -- like accelerate a train at speeds over 300 mph or power a MRI to look through the human body. However, sometimes its just fun to conduct experiments with them. One interesting experiment to do is to make a paperclip levitate, or seem to float in midair. The experiment is about as simple as it gets, and you can do it with everyday items that you probably have laying around your house. Here’s how you can do it. Continue reading →
  8. Preserve Four-Leaf Clover in a Magnet

    Preserve Four-Leaf Clover in a Magnet
    Four-leaf clovers have become one of the main symbols associated with St. Patrick’s Day, Irish culture and good luck. However, finding one is tough. In fact, the chances of doing so are approximately 10,000 to 1. So, if you do get one, you’ll want to hold on to it. This DIY shows how you can preserve a four-leaf clover forever in a resin magnet. Continue reading →
  9. 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 →
  10. DIY Seashell Magnets

    DIY Seashell Magnets
    Occasionally, we have the opportunity to see how some customers have used our magnets in exciting projects. Recently, Etsy shop, Hello Dragonfly, shared some amazing seashell magnets that they created. We loved these magnets because the resin makes it actually look like a shell that you’d find while walking along the beach. Continue reading →

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