View Full Version : Fun with magnets! (no not by that HD)
12-02-04, 01:12 AM
Neodymium magnets are known to be extremely strong (over 10 times stronger than the strongest ceramic magnets). You've probably heard of them used in high quality headphones. Well how bout using them for case mods? :D No I'm not kidding...if you don't put them too close to electrical components they can be used for example to anchor things when you don't want to drill holes in your case. I'm sure there are a lot more things you can do with them. K&J (http://www.kjmagnetics.com/) has a wide selection. Check out their selection of mounting magnets (http://www.kjmagnetics.com/categories.asp?cat=86). Be warned don't put these anywhere near your HD, pump, what have you. Otherwise just have fun!
12-02-04, 09:29 AM
Anyone notice that all the noobs lately have been coming up with the wildest ideas? Most of which we've never considered :)
Good idea though. I'm still kina iffy about putting high powered magnets in my computer, Aside from what I have in my hard drive.
You want to have a cool magnet on your case :D
He talks about neodymium as well
SSS(i think) mentioned this guy a while back
check out this thing
12-02-04, 11:55 AM
Sorry no magnets near anything of mine, I don't even like that tiny little magnet that's on the speaker that I need to have connected to hear error beeps.
12-02-04, 04:56 PM
Just use the cylinder-shaped magnets, get a small cube of steel/iron, then drill a seat into it. Not only will it make the clamping side more powerful, but it can nearly eliminate the field since the steel/iron essentally reflects the field. Thats the whole reason the rare earth magnets that are in EVERY hard drive don't wipe the drive clean - they are surrounded by a steel bracket.
12-02-04, 06:01 PM
itn't it true that if you set a magnet next to a rod of iron then after time the magnet will cause the molecules in the rod to line up and this creating a magnet by it self...
also. when working on cars if you ever drop a wrench or something of the same sort down to where you cant get it with your hand take a rod of iron or a screwdriver and bang it on the ground... this will cause the molucules and atoms to line up north to south and there you have created a magnet... i never thought that this was possible until i took a non-magnetic screwdriver and banged it on the ground for about 3 minutes them picket up a wrench with it... :D
edit: just got my sixth star woot!!!!!!
12-02-04, 06:04 PM
You just had to go and link to DansData, didn't you, Enduro? I was imediatly distracted by laser tanks and trebuchets. :cool:
You can magnatize iron and steel, but it's only temporary.
12-02-04, 06:38 PM
You can insert a magnet into a hollow iron or steel rod, or you can permanently mount one on top of the rod, thus the magnetic screwdriver
12-11-04, 10:52 PM
That N48 magnet can probably put a hole in your wall if there's metal close by >_<
how would you get that big magnet apart, if it like attached to your fridge, that would suck, having all your neighbors over just to pull off a fridge magnet :-p
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