magnet projects

  1. Magnetic DIY Round-Up To Make Future Projects Easier

    Magnetic DIY Round-Up To Make Future Projects Easier
    We’ve shared a lot of DIY magnet projects in the past to keep your home, office, and any other workspace organized, visit the Fix it With Magnets section of our blog if you don’t believe us! Next time you’re in the mood to start a new project, check out these 4 DIY magnet projects below and make future DIY projects easier and more organized!  Continue reading →
  2. We Created a Customizable Sword Stand with Apex Magnets

    We Created a Customizable Sword Stand with Apex Magnets
    At Apex Magnets, we do more than help you find the right magnets for your needs—we also like to play around with our products to find fun and effective ways to use magnets in our everyday lives. Our most recent project? A customizable sword stand. By creating a sword stand that we can change to fit our needs, we’ve found a way to safely store swords in one location while eliminating the need to buy new stands when the sword collection grows. Here’s how we did it:  Continue reading →
  3. Build Your Own Speaker with Magnets

    Build Your Own Speaker with Magnets
    Magnets make music possible. How? Magnets are an important component of speakers and headphones, as they convert electrical energy into sound energy. The magnets transmit the sound energy through the “cone” of the speaker. While this description isn’t as complex as actual sound design, it gives you a brief idea of how magnets play a role in sound transmission. Continue reading →
  4. Modifying Magnets: What’s Possible With Cutting, Drilling, Welding, and Soldering

    Modifying Magnets: What’s Possible With Cutting, Drilling, Welding, and Soldering
    Because magnets are so versatile, they’re used in many applications. Occasionally, however, customers come to us wondering if they can expand a magnet’s capabilities though cutting, drilling, soldering, or welding. While this is possible under the very best circumstances, it’s extremely difficult to perform correctly. If one isn’t careful, a powerful magnet will quickly crumble or lose its magnetic field. That’s why it’s generally best to go with a custom-ordered magnet instead of modifying a production magnet yourself.  Continue reading →
  5. 5 Cool Magnetic Science Experiments

    5 Cool Magnetic Science Experiments
    Magnets are useful tools for DIY projects and crafts. They also make fun science experiments! Whether you’re learning about magnetism or experimenting with different types of magnets for a project, check out these five experiments and demonstrations from our YouTube channel: Continue reading →
  6. Public Transit Gets a Major Magnetic Facelift in Abu Dhabi

    Public Transit Gets a Major Magnetic Facelift in Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is no stranger to innovation and technology. The city boasts one of the world’s strongest economies and numerous modern amenities including numerous man-made islands. One of these is Yas Island, a 25km2 tract of land in the Persian Gulf. Yas Island was constructed to serve as a tourist destination. Construction of the island began in 2006 and won’t conclude until 2018. However, the island already boasts numerous attractions such as the Yas Island Marina, a Grand Prix racetrack, and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi—a theme park devoted to the Italian luxury car. One of the newest innovations on Yas Island and Abu Dhabi addresses transportation. For a city constantly on the cutting edge of technology, it makes perfect sense that it completely revolutionizes the way people get around. Continue reading →
  7. St. Patrick's Day Science Experiment

    St. Patrick's Day Science Experiment
    St. Patrick’s Day is usually associated with lucky clovers, leprechauns, and gold at the end of rainbows. Unfortunately, gold is not magnetic so it’s more difficult to find even when using a rainbow as a map. What metals are magnetic? Here’s a fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed science experiment you can try to determine what materials have magnetic properties and how they move through different density’s when a magnetic field is applied: Continue reading →
  8. 8 Things You Can Do With Ring Magnets

    8 Things You Can Do With Ring Magnets
    How are you welcoming in the New Year? At Apex Magnets, we’re ringing in 2016 with a huge sale on ring magnets! So, if your New Year’s resolution doesn't include incorporating more magnets into your life, here are eight things that will change your mind: Continue reading →
  9. Magnetic Liquid Body Armor

    Magnetic Liquid Body Armor
    The popular Iron Man movie franchise and comic features a suit of body armor that could make any engineer green with envy. The Iron Man suit, a work of science fiction, seems to be a feat of futuristic engineering not yet possible today. Or is it? Scientists are working on an impenetrable suit of body armor consisting of iron particles and a carrier liquid. This liquid body armor is possible because it contains magnetorheological (MR) fluids. Continue reading →
  10. How To Use Magnets For Geocaching

    How To Use Magnets For Geocaching
    The modern version of treasure hunting doesn’t involve chests filled with gold or cloth maps marked with an X. Instead of searching for hidden treasure buried beneath the sand, you can find a network of different objects and containers carefully disguised all over the world and recorded as geocaches. Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you can hide objects with varying degrees of value in interesting places. Then, other geocachers have to follow your clues and hints in order to locate the hidden treasure. Continue reading →

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