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News : Rotating Mirror Stellated Octahedron

The initial idea for this project was to use magnets in the tips of the stellated octahedron and the intersections of the metal rings for either suspension or even a sort of weightless rotation. This turned out to be a bit too ambitious considering I'm working with found mirro ...more

How To : Experiment with magnets and eddy currents

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

How To : Make an iPhone stand, fart gadget & mini BB gun

It's amazing what you can create with a few, everyday household and office supplies. Most of these items are already sitting in your junk drawers, so there's no need to spend money! Kipkay shows you 4 awesome hacks you can make in this "household hack pack" video. 1. iPod/iPh ...more

How To : 5 Household Pranks That You Can Get Away With!

The following are 5 very simple pranks that you can do at home on friends and family. Only a few household time are needed which would include, magnets, eggs, pantyhose stockings, dustpan, cups and a party popper. Just watch the video tutorial to get a better idea of how you c ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A holiday-themed cell phone photogr ...more

How To : 11 More Weird & Wonderful Uses for Magnets

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

How To : Reverse magnet rotation with a Tesla CD turbine

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

HowTo : Levitate Pencil Lead

The anonymous doctorate of science, Nurdrage, is back with another fascinating HowTo (previously featured, glow sticks). Dr. Lithium's latest video demonstrates how to practice diamagnetic levitation using common household pencil lead and magnets. Click through for more top n ...more

How To : Make Marble Photo Magnets

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

How To : Create a magnetic field for sifting through the sand

It's time for a 'science is fun' video! Bar magnets put in a DVD case show how combined magnetic fields can be used to hold another magnetic object in place, even when it's an inch or so away from the actual magnet. You can even get mangnetic sand (iron, etc.) from the beach!

How To : Make magnets float down a steel tube

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

How To : Make a homopolar motor

This video shows you how to make a homopolar motor. First of all things you need to make motor are AA battery, couple of magnets and copper wire. Now take magnet and attach it to the negative end of battery, now take a copper wire and bend it to the shape shown in the video an ...more

How To : Put your magnets to use around the house

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

How To : Run the Tesla CD turbine with simple CD disc pack

This is the first live action run of the Tesla CD Turbine II with simple hi-speed CD Disc Pack. This particular model of the CD Turbine has no magnets, as well as no shafts, no bearings, no seals and no blades. What it does have is simply plain jane CD discs, modified to allo ...more

How To : No Knife? Use Your Credit Card to Cut Food Instead

Believe it or not, you can put your money to use very efficiently in a new way: your credit or debit card can serve as a blade in desperate situations. (It might even be handier than dental floss as a brilliant substitution for specialized kitchen tools.) While I wouldn't take ...more

How To : Make a simple electromagnet

Playing with magnets can be a fun activity for many young children out there willing to learn about science. This tutorial gives those science hungry kids a cool little trick on how they can make their own electromagnet from scratch. The supplies are easy to get and will take ...more

How To : Build a magnetic stirring device

In this video, we learn how to build a magnetic stirring device. First you will need: a block of 1 inch thick Styrofoam, a piece of cardboard, 2 magnets, a small electric motor, a piece of non-magnetic metal, a hot glue gun, and a soldering iron. First, draw the shape of your ...more

How To : Depot powders and creams

This video explains how to get powder or cream make-up out of the plastic container that it comes in. You can condense your products to take up less space if you remove them from the pots and put them in palettes. The tools you need are a flat iron or other heat source, parchm ...more

How To : Make your own magnet bracelet

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.

How To : Light a flashlight up with a Tesla CD turbine

MrfixitRick demonstrates the Shake Flashlight Shaker, as it generates electric power out of faucet water pressure. A Tesla CD Turbine is used to convert the kinetic energy of water into rotation. Then, a connecting rod and magnets charges the built-in battery of the shake flas ...more

How To : Deflect ionizing radiation with super magnets

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

How To : 2 Magnets and an Egg Prank! (DIY Set Up)

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

How To : Make a ball bearing rocket correctly

Place the neodymium magnets on the track and place four or five ball bearings in a line touching one side of the magnets. When you are ready to fire it, nudge the single ball bearing so it slowing rolls toward the magnets.

How To : Spin salad with a Tesla CD turbine

MrfixitRick demonstrates a magnetically-coupled Salad Spinner run by the Tesla CD Turbine on faucet water pressure. The CD Turbine is a homemade Tesla Turbine made from recycled CD's, CD cakebox, a nozzle and neodymium magnets. And glue. Lots of glue. This labour-saving devi ...more

How To : Make Any Picture Into a Magnet

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

How To : Use magnetic balls with the Tesla CD turbine

The Tesla CD Turbine (the little turbine made from recycled CD's and magnets) is used as a magnetic test bed for this SinkScience experiment. Here, six 3/16 inch diameter neodymium ball magnets are placed in a plastic bowl above the CD Turbine. The Magnetic Disc Pack inside t ...more

How To : Build a 6X6 cube using magnets

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

How To : Build a magnetic boxcar

Want a race car that never needs any gas? Then learn how to build your very own magnetic boxcar. With the magnificent magnetic force on your side your car will be cruising in no time! For this project, you'll need the following: pencil compass 1 piece of cardboard tape sciss ...more

How To : Do the card on a rope magic trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the card on a rope magic trick. The materials required for the trick are: deck of playing cards, rope, magnets and a bag. The magician begins by allowing the spectator to randomly select a card from the deck. Then the spectator p ...more

How To : Blend things with a Tesla CD turbine

The Tesla CD Turbine Blender Attachment is a SinkScience test of the new Kitchen Edition of the CD Turbine mated to a recycled blender from the Thrift Store. The CD Turbine, made with recycled CD's and neodymium magnets, is running only on faucet water-pressure power. The Ble ...more

How To : Spin things on a Tesla CD turbine

MrfixitRick and his assistant Rowan try four "Will It Spin?" experiments in an attempt to see if different objects spin with the rotating magnetic field of the Tesla CD Turbine. Will an aluminum pie plate spin? Will a CD Spin? We also try a CD with magnets...inside a CD playe ...more

How To : Make a LED magnet

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

How To : Make a decorative mini magnet board

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

How To : Make an embroidered refrigerator magnet

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

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