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  • July 17, 2015
    This is a video of the Yuppiechef demonstrating an induction stovetop, using a pan cut in half. For those of you who aren't familiar with induction cooking, it uses electromagnets to heat things with sorcery. It only works with iron-magnetic materials though, so you can put y... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2015
    This is the Back To The Future levitating hoverboard desktop toy available from ThinkGeek ($40). It floats on a series of rare earth magnets and will hover back and forth after given a push. Sadly, it is probably the closest many of us will ever come to getting to play with a... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    This is the Make Project created by Christian Poulsen detailing how to build your own functional BB-8 droid with a Sphero robotic ball toy, a foam head, and a neodymium magnet. It works pretty well, although his head doesn't stay on top as smoothly as the real BB-8. Still, im... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2015
    This is a video from Star Wars Celebration 2015 yesterday of the franchise's new loveable droid, BB-8. Apparently they discussed using an entirely computer generated droid before realizing that would suck and be a George Lucas prequels move and decided to build a functional ro... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2015
    The Mag-Vest ($60) is currently a Kickstarter project for a vest containing large ceramic magnets so you can stick tools to yourself while you're working. It looks like a great way to accidentally drop a hammer on your foot. Plus it makes the perfect addition to your Magneto ... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2015
    This is a video of a simple electric train made out of a length of copper wire, several neodymium magnets, and a AA-battery (previously: an even simpler tracked version). Obviously, I just made a human-size version and should be in Japan in just under two hours. Am I wearing ... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2015
    This is a video of a bunch of origami cranes (chickens?) with magnets in their feet that dance when placed on a special stage with electric current moving underneath. This is basically as far as you can take origami. And, for the record, I'm still not convinced those aren't j... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2015
    This is a video of Tom the Blendtec guy blending a bunch of Buckyball neodymium magnets (which were recently banned by the Consumer Product Safety Commission because apparently parents couldn't manage to keep them out of their children's mouths). Did they blend? I think so. ... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2014
    This is an already funded Kickstarter project for the BeerLoft storage system ($20 for one, $35 for two). Each strip adheres to the top of the fridge with a piece of 3M adhesive and can hold up to the three beers (or other metal-topped bottles) using neodymium magnets. Unfort... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2014
    This is the Kickstarter for the Hendo Hoverboard, a board that can hover about an inch off the ground using four magnetic field inducing engines. THE BOARD ONLY WORKS ON NON-FERROMAGNETIC SURFACES THOUGH (i.e. sheets of copper or aluminum). That's the drawback. And a pretty ... / Continue →