This video shows the viewer how to make an electromagnet using common items. This is done using a broken microwave, a spool, a cordless drill, a battery and a coat hanger. The microwave transformer is dismantled and the enamel insulated wire is removed. Using the cordless dril ...more
If you've ever been inside of a real laboratory, you probably noticed how expensive the equipment is. You'd never be able to afford even just one of those ultra high-tech machines required to splice genes or split atoms. Even the lesser machines can be prohibitively costly, in ...more
Interested in taking a few snapshots of the likely auroras from the recent solar flare the Sun sent our way? It's reported that we'll have the biggest solar radiation storm in over 7 years thanks to the Earth-directed CME (coronal mass ejection). But if you live in the right ...more
Everyone has a junk drawer in their kitchen. It's like an unspoken rule. The junk drawer is full of all the strange bits of what not that accumulates in your home over time. Everything in there is useful, and you never want to throw any of it away for fear that you might need ...more
Magnetic knife strips are really handy. They allow for the removal of that huge knife block on your countertop, freeing up valuable counter space. They allow for easy access to your knives as you can mount them pretty much wherever you want. Plus, they look really cool, too! ...more
Magnetic ink is generally used by the banking industry to allow computers to read information off of a check, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun with it. The guys over at openMaterials have figured out a great recipe for a DIY magnetic ink that you can use for an in ...more
Spices are a necessary ingredient in any kitchen. It doesn't matter how good of chef you are—without proper spices, your food will always fall flat. But where do you store all of those herbs and spices needed for kitchen mastery? You could try the cupboard, but then you will ...more
With just sticks, some magnets, and a bit of Sugru, you too can be the proud owner of an awesome set of magnetic construction toys! The idea is very straightforward. Simply bond magnets onto the tips of thin sticks using Sugru, but the results look like a whole lot of fun. Vid ...more
Turn your refrigerator door into a mini-garden by scooping out the top of a wine cork, adding a small air plant, and then hot gluing a small magnet on the back of your wine cork. Just make sure to mist the air plant with water every week to keep it green and healthy. Read bel ...more
So simple yet so brilliant: Designer Jung Soo Park found a way to improve a “run of the mill” hammer by incorporating a magnet at the end of the handle. It holds a few nails while you’re working and if you drop a few on the floor, the magnet makes it easier to pick them up. S ...more
The worst thing to clean up is a broken egg on the floor, it's not only smelly but gooey too. Here's a really fun booby trap you can pull off at home using an egg, it will require the use of 2 magnets and a paper cup like the ones you get a your local fast food joint. Check ...more
SentrySafe puts all sorts of measures in place to protect your valuables and important documents. This particular SentrySafe has an electronic lock, four 1-inch bolts to keep the door firmly in place, pry-resistant hinges, and it's able to withstand drops of up to 15 feet. Tha ...more
Other than sticking your crayon drawings onto your refrigerator door, magnets have a variety of unexpected and sometimes surprisingly practical uses, ranging from keeping your chip bags sealed to creating weird patterns on your nail beds using magnetic nail polish. The strong ...more
Build this ultra-simple AC electric generator from magnets, wire, and cardboard. (And a big nail!) Light a small lightbulb, or flash a red LED. This demonstrates how generators work. Now if you want a more useful device, use a small DC motor as a generator, since it has much ...more
Check out this hacking video tutorial to learn how to hack a cell phone with a magnet. You can easily hack Verizon's Motorola RAZR mobile phone to bypass the user password. Turn off the MOTORAZR phone and then turn it back on. After the red Verizon introduction screen comes o ...more
Duct tape is the king of all household items. You can use duct tape for practically anything, like this sweet wallet. But duct tape isn't the only crafty tape out there; masking tape holds its own, too. You may already know that you can make homemade speakers using an inflate ...more
Using a balloon, magnet, and wire, you will see how to make a speaker. The sound quality is impressive, and volume can be increased with stronger magnets.
It's best known as a children's toy, but kids aren't the only ones who can appreciate the unique and marvelous properties of Silly Putty. It's an incredibly fun silicone polymer that almost seems like a scientific anomaly, thanks to its viscoelastic non-Newtonian flow. This am ...more
Motors. The word screams of complexity. They're everywhere and in everything, from car engines to airplanes to toys and electric wristwatches. But sometimes the most complex things can be really simple, as in the case of the homopolar motor, where the main point is a magnetic ...more
You can make a very simple homopolar motor using just a basic clamp, two strong magnets, a battery and a little bit of wire. Once you've completed the circuit, you'll be able to suspend a drywall screw between the battery and the magnet. Then watch it go!
In this video, we learn how to make a small windmill from a permanent magnet motor. You will need: a motor, a rotor, and a stand to make this. First, you need to find a motor that has permanent magnets on it, like one from a printer. Then, grab a windmill like one from the gar ...more
To make a Gauss gun, all you need is a piece of metal rail, two magnets and steel ball bearings that fit on the rail. Then rig it up, and you have your own magnet-powered gun that shoots ball bearings!
Hard drive dead? All is not lost. You can still make a refrigerator magnet out of it. Learn how to remove a rare-Earth magnet from your old or dead hard drive.
This fuel conservation tutorial will teach you a simple hack that will battle $4 a gallon, with magnets. Learn how to boost gas mileage and increase fuel economy by installing fuel line magnets in your vehicle.
In a previous Nurd Rage video (here), Dr. Lithium showed you that pyrolytic graphite was diamagnetic, and that it could be stably levitated over magnets. It was repelled by a magnetic field, and this repulsion was strong enough to levitate it. In this science video tutorial, y ...more
Eddy Currents are little circles of electricity created when metals are moved by magnets or even when magnets are moved by metals. To understand this practically take a regular piece of cardboard and drop it in between a horse shoe magnet. It drops normally with out being effe ...more
Check out this instructional science video that shows you how to make a super easy, super magnet compass! You will need the following materials: a bucket of water, a pen, a knife, a foam tray, and a magnet. Make your own compass by following the simple instructions in this sci ...more
You can make a needle hover in midair! Get a few magnets, and see how far away you can make the needle float. Thread your needles with just the right length of string to make needles hover around your magnet.
Other than displaying your favorite take-out menus on your refrigerator, magnets can be used in a number of surprisingly useful ways around the home. For example, placing a magnetic adhesive strip on the bottom of your Swiffer mop means you can sweep your floor clean and also ...more
An electromagnet is a fun, cool science experiment that you can easily make at home. In this tutorial, learn how to make a powerful electromagnet with only three pieces! And the best part is, you probably already have these items in your house or garage! So, why not gather som ...more
Balls go flying as MrfixitRick attempts to show how certain conditions cause a magnetic ball to reverse its direction, mysteriously revolving backwards to the rotating magnets of the CD Turbine. The Tesla CD Turbine is a homemade turbine based on the ideas of Nikola Tesla and ...more
Harness the power of magnets to create perpetural motion which powers engines for 400 years.
Christmas is no more than a week away and you've still got some holiday shopping to do. Need an easy, thoughtful and personalized gift idea? Phone Snap is here to show you how to bring those cell phone photos off-screen with these DIY marble photo magnets. It takes less than f ...more
Mr.G in the episode 3 of "Summer snow fall" explain the experiment for eddy currents and lenz law by using general house hold items like copper tubes of different dia., 2-neo themium magnets attached together and a ball bearing magnet. At first he took the big diameter copper ...more
Google's Chromecast has been out for almost two years, and I can safely say it has changed the way I use my TV. At first it was a hassle to even get local media to play on it, but now casting has branched out to torrent streaming, which was a real game changer. Unfortunately, ...more
In this video you will learn a very easy way to make a compass with just a magnet and a cutting board.
In this video, we learn how to craft a magnet boat with kids. You will need: a paper clip, a small triangle piece of foam, 1 magnet, 1 recycled stick, 1 recycled popsicle stick 1 bead, and a hot glue gun. First, attach the toothpick to the bead, then glue the triangle to the t ...more
The prank is one of the most cherished traditional forms of expression around the world, from Japan to the Middle East to the good ol' US of A. Without them, how would people settle their disputes with one another while having a good laugh at the same time? Every time a new ph ...more
Check out this video from Make Magazine! Watch Action Girl and Bre Pettis show you how to make a Rubik's Cube out of dice, magnets and epoxy. Interestingly enough, the first Rubik's Cube ever was made with magnets! We found inspiration in Gfixler'and Burzvingion's instructions ...more
Magnetism is one of the most incredible forces in the world. Did you know you can use magnets to get more out of a number of household appliances- from screwdrivers to electric toothbrushes? They're also great fun, so check out this video to learn how to make magnets work for ...more
This is not my baby. I swear. Used the X-Pro II filter.
In this tutorial, we learn how to glue a magnet onto a dummy/pacifier for a reborn doll. First, gather all the tools you need to do this project. After you have these, remove the teeth from the pacifier. Next, scratch lines using a cutting knife so the glue grabs onto the cent ...more
I have used a laptop HDD in this video. I'm showing how to get the magnet out so you can use it on your paint spray - or were ever you want... this is a strong magnet, so you can use it without problems.
This video will provide a tutorial on how to remove the trigger magnet from your Smart Parts Ion paintball gun. Why do This??: The magnet in the trigger can cause the trigger pull to be rather stiff when its a short pull, But the pull can be really light when the trigger pull ...more
Do you have magnet wires that you need to solder together to get your device working again? This video can help you immensely! Soldering is when you put two wires together using a soldering iron so that even cut wires can be made useful again. Great care and time is taken into ...more
This arts and crafts tutorial video will show you how to make an extremely cute magnet out of a domino. Let's face it, nobody plays with dominoes anymore, anyway. At least now you'll be putting them to good use and creating a super cute pin or magnet.
See how to make your very own compass using an amazing earth magnet. We don't, however, recommend taking it on your next hike.
Make a cool piece of jewelry out of magnets with help from this video! Learn how to make this adjustable bracelet, that doubles as a fun toy, for under five dollars! Get dressed in unique homemade creations and begin your journey into DIY fashion here.
Buying expensive stud finders maybe the easiest route for most handymen to take, but it is costly. There are easier and cheaper ways to find a stud inside a wall, but you need patience. This handy video tutorial will show you how to find a stud with a magnet in a studded wall ...more
If you have a Motorola Droid and want to use either the multi-media mode or the car mode without getting an expensive Droid dock, then this video is for you. It quickly explains and illustrates how you can put your Droid into either multi-media mode or car mode with the use of ...more
This free video science lesson from YouTube's bionerd23 demonstrates a simple technique for deflecting ionizing radiation through use of super magnets. For all of the relevant details and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started trying this experiment you ...more
This video shows how to make jewelry out of polymer clay and magnets. Learn how to craft clasps for any kind of jewelry out of polymer clay with magnetic closures.
For this Project, You Will Need: A picture (that you've printed, and drawn yourself) $1-$2 A magnet Super glue or plastic cement Create Your Picture Print out or draw a picture you want to turn into a magnet. Laminate It Take your picture to your local office store. Usuall ...more
Whoever said it's boring to be a square didn't make one out of shiny magnets. This video gives the phrase "thinking inside the box" a whole new dimension. You'll learn how to fabricate a six by six square out of 216 magnets. The resulting square is mobile and moldable into ot ...more
This video will shed some light on your refrigerator. All you need are some LED's, duct tape,some magnets, and this video to learn how to make LED magnets! Make a LED magnet. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
You probably haven't played with marbles since you were a kid (anyone remember Chinese checkers?), but more likely than not you still have some marbles lying around your house, especially if you have a kid. Dust those marbles off and put them to use by crafting the beautiful ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to make a tight rope walking magnet. You will need a power supply with currents between 15 to 25 amps. A thick wire from a half to one centimeter is also needed for the tight rope. A small neodymium magnet will also be required. String ...more
Refrigerator magnets are a fun and fast project that everyone in the family will enjoy! They are perfect for kitchen decor, as well as the office. And the best part about these creative magnets? They are made almost entirely in the embroidery hoop! Watch this embroidery video ...more
Transform those outdated fridge magnets into new ones. Inspired by an Instructables.com project: http://www.instructables.com/id/Reusing-old-calendar-magnets/ You will need: old, flexible fridge magnets photos, magazines, comic books, drawings, stickers, wallpaper scraps, fab ...more
In this tutorial, Bonnie shows you how to make a super fun new craft project for use in your home or dorm room. For this video, Bonnie makes a super cute little bulletin board with a twist. This board is magnetic! No need for push pins, now you can simply display messages and ...more