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Tag: Magnetic

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 get in on the duct tape action yourself.

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 took the mouse cursor and mouse pointer and enlarged them.

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 do take the key out of my car by mistake I always end up searching everywhere for it.

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 projectile with magnetic force instead of gunpowder.

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 of your hand.

Clock-a-Doodle-Doo: Time Telling Magna Doodle Hack

Clock-a-Doodle-Doo: Time Telling Magna Doodle Hack
This unique electromechanical clock is like a cross between a Magna Doodle and an Etch-a-Sketch. Using a modified Magna Doodle as the basis for their display, the Clock-a-Doodle-Doo is the brainchild of a recent UCLA mechanical engineering class.

Cassette Tape Lamps Look Great, Sound Awful

Cassette Tape Lamps Look Great, Sound Awful
The cassette tape is probably just a fuzzy memory for those of you who grew up with Compact Discs and MP3s. But for us born before the 1980s, we have to figure out what to do with all of those old tapes.

Abacus Magnetic Watches Are a Minimal Delight

Abacus Magnetic Watches Are a Minimal Delight
Remember those puzzles that had tiny steel balls that you had to try to get into little holes? Here’s a series of watches out of Germany that remind me of those favorites from my childhood. The Abacus series of watches has no hands at all.