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Tag: Magnetic

NOZIPP Sleeping Bag Ditches the Zipper for Magnets

NOZIPP Sleeping Bag Ditches the Zipper for Magnets
As handy as zippers are 99% of the time, those occasional times when the zipper gets stuck are a real pain in the butt. Well, you won’t have to worry about getting stuck in your sleeping…

Gecko Wireless Charging Adapter for Mobile Devices: PseudoQi

Gecko Wireless Charging Adapter for Mobile Devices: PseudoQi
We’ve seen a couple of charging cable adapters that mimic Apple’s MagSafe connector. The Gecko on the other hand mimics both MagSafe and wireless chargers using thin magnetic adapters. Instead of plugging your devices, you’ll just…
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Znaps Magnetic Connector for Smartphones Makes Charging a Snap

Znaps Magnetic Connector for Smartphones Makes Charging a Snap
Over the years, I have used a bunch of different iPhone models and Android devices. I like the Lightning connector for the iPhone because it’s easy to connect and you don’t have to worry about which…

Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge Floats in Mid-air

Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge Floats in Mid-air
Growing up, my favorite part of being a Cub Scout was the magazine that came with the membership called Boy’s Life. I didn’t really like the articles, but the wacky ads in the back that had…

Guy Walks on Ceiling with Homemade Magneto Boots, Laughs Maniacally

Guy Walks on Ceiling with Homemade Magneto Boots, Laughs Maniacally
Check out this video of Colin Furze (the maniac who gave us those cool Wolverine claws) walking on the ceiling using his newly-completed, homemade Magneto boots. I question his sanity after seeing him laughing hysterically over…

Fun with 100 Pounds of Magnetic Thinking Putty

Fun with 100 Pounds of Magnetic Thinking Putty
When I was growing up, the only putty-like plaything I had was good old Silly Putty. I always loved messing around with it until it started to turn a sort of weird grey color after picking…

Levitating Light Bulb: Duck and Cover When There’s No Power

Levitating Light Bulb: Duck and Cover When There’s No Power
How many engineering students does it take to build a floating light bulb? Just one. University of Queensland student Chris Rieger combined magnetic levitation and wireless power transfer like peanut butter and jelly to create a…

Quirky Ions Magnetic LED Lamp: Light Where You Need It

Quirky Ions Magnetic LED Lamp: Light Where You Need It
The problem with repairing stuff is that I don’t how to do it. But if there’s one thing I do know about repairing, it’s that whatever it is you’re working on is bound to be dimly…

DataKiller Obliterates Hard Drive Data in a Second

DataKiller Obliterates Hard Drive Data in a Second
If you’ve got a bunch of data lying around on old hard drives, and want to make sure that nobody gets their hands on it, you could try reformatting the drives, but there’s always a chance…

Giant Scrabble Board Still Guaranteed to Give You All Vowels

Giant Scrabble Board Still Guaranteed to Give You All Vowels
Being a tech geek, you’ll more often find me playing video games than board games, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still enjoy a good old game of Scrabble. Sure, you won’t be playing with someone…

Steelie Mobile Device Holder: Perfect Kitchen Stand for iPad

Steelie Mobile Device Holder: Perfect Kitchen Stand for iPad
If you’re like me, you probably drag your iPad or tablet around pretty much everywhere you go. That includes the kitchen (and the bathroom.) The Steelie Mobile Device Holder looks like a perfect way of checking…

Wrap Your iPad in Duct Tape (and Bacon)

Wrap Your iPad in Duct Tape (and Bacon)
A while back, I told you guys about a pretty cool iPad 2 case which was made out of good old duct tape. At the time, the case was only a one-off, but you can now…

Big Big Cursor: Silly Styli

Big Big Cursor: Silly Styli
Touchscreen devices eschew the mouse in favor of our fingers, and no mouse means no cursor. Or does it? Mike Mak designed a pair of styli for devices with capacitive touchscreens. By “designed” I mean he…

Magnetic Light Switch Plate Holds Keys with Ease

Magnetic Light Switch Plate Holds Keys with Ease
When it comes to keeping up with small things like keys, I’m pretty bad. I generally just lock the car in the garage and leave the keys in it so I don’t lose them. If I…

DIY Coilgun Does Serious Damage With Electricity and Magnets

DIY Coilgun Does Serious Damage With Electricity and Magnets
YouTube user Jason, also known as Larsplatoon, has put together a fully functioning coilgun after two years of effort. So WTF is a coilgun? It sounds like something cool. It’s actually a gun that fires a…

Wire Recorder Lets You Record Your Voice on Random Metal Surfaces

Wire Recorder Lets You Record Your Voice on Random Metal Surfaces
Building on some of the same basic principles that eventually gave way to the cassette recorder, this kit lets you transcribe the sound of your voice into magnetic charges and play them back with a swipe…
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