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A clever way to access the USB ports on your iMac (+ video)

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This is an evolution on our last Instructable where we tried to solve the problem of accessing the USB ports on an iMac.

People raised some interesting points about how "ugly" the solution was and then criggie suggested using magnets and we thought, hey, that's an awesome idea, so we tested it and loved it :)


Here is a simple Instructable on how you can make this too.

This is a smart idea that is a total pleasure to use, I imagine that you can have loads of quick access ports dotted around the back of your machine now, the possibilities are endless.

WHAT YOU NEED:
1. sugru - one mini pack is enough to make 3 of these
2. Neodymium magnets (we got these ones from ebay but you could probably use slightly smaller ones)
3. USB extension cable (male to female) 
4. scissors
5. tissue paper
 
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Step 1: OPPOSITES ATTRACT - label your magnets

Picture of OPPOSITES ATTRACT - label your magnets
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I think everyone knows how magnets work, but it's pretty easy to mount these incorrectly and for this project not to work for you, so, here comes some obvious but useful tips.

With magnets, OPPOSITES ATTRACT, this is the key thing to remember so we recommend that you label your magnets.

Allow your magnets to attract, (if you are using Neodymium then be careful, they are powerful)

Label the sides, we marked ours with plus and minus signs.

Step 2: Prepare the magnets

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Picture of A clever way to access the USB ports on your iMac (+ video)
IMG_1791resize.jpg
IMG_2010RESIZE.JPG
IMG_2096RESIZE.JPG
IMG_2093RESIZE.JPG
This is an evolution on our last Instructable where we tried to solve the problem of accessing the USB ports on an iMac.

People raised some interesting points about how "ugly" the solution was and then criggie suggested using magnets and we thought, hey, that's an awesome idea, so we tested it and loved it :)


Here is a simple Instructable on how you can make this too.

This is a smart idea that is a total pleasure to use, I imagine that you can have loads of quick access ports dotted around the back of your machine now, the possibilities are endless.

WHAT YOU NEED:
1. sugru - one mini pack is enough to make 3 of these
2. Neodymium magnets (we got these ones from ebay but you could probably use slightly smaller ones)
3. USB extension cable (male to female) 
4. scissors
5. tissue paper
 
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Step 1: OPPOSITES ATTRACT - label your magnets

Picture of OPPOSITES ATTRACT - label your magnets
IMG_1991RESIZE.JPG
IMG_1989RESIZE.JPG
I think everyone knows how magnets work, but it's pretty easy to mount these incorrectly and for this project not to work for you, so, here comes some obvious but useful tips.

With magnets, OPPOSITES ATTRACT, this is the key thing to remember so we recommend that you label your magnets.

Allow your magnets to attract, (if you are using Neodymium then be careful, they are powerful)

Label the sides, we marked ours with plus and minus signs.

Step 2: Prepare the magnets

Picture of prepare the magnets
IMG_1993RESIZE.JPG
IMG_2002RESIZE.JPG
IMG_2003RESIZE.JPG
Picture of A clever way to access the USB ports on your iMac (+ video)
IMG_1791resize.jpg
IMG_2010RESIZE.JPG
IMG_2096RESIZE.JPG
IMG_2093RESIZE.JPG
This is an evolution on our last Instructable where we tried to solve the problem of accessing the USB ports on an iMac.

People raised some interesting points about how "ugly" the solution was and then criggie suggested using magnets and we thought, hey, that's an awesome idea, so we tested it and loved it :)


Here is a simple Instructable on how you can make this too.

This is a smart idea that is a total pleasure to use, I imagine that you can have loads of quick access ports dotted around the back of your machine now, the possibilities are endless.

WHAT YOU NEED:
1. sugru - one mini pack is enough to make 3 of these
2. Neodymium magnets (we got these ones from ebay but you could probably use slightly smaller ones)
3. USB extension cable (male to female) 
4. scissors
5. tissue paper
 
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Step 1: OPPOSITES ATTRACT - label your magnets

Picture of OPPOSITES ATTRACT - label your magnets
IMG_1991RESIZE.JPG
IMG_1989RESIZE.JPG
I think everyone knows how magnets work, but it's pretty easy to mount these incorrectly and for this project not to work for you, so, here comes some obvious but useful tips.

With magnets, OPPOSITES ATTRACT, this is the key thing to remember so we recommend that you label your magnets.

Allow your magnets to attract, (if you are using Neodymium then be careful, they are powerful)

Label the sides, we marked ours with plus and minus signs.

Step 2: Prepare the magnets

Picture of prepare the magnets
IMG_1993RESIZE.JPG
IMG_2002RESIZE.JPG
IMG_2003RESIZE.JPG
Picture of A clever way to access the USB ports on your iMac (+ video)
IMG_1791resize.jpg
IMG_2010RESIZE.JPG
IMG_2096RESIZE.JPG
IMG_2093RESIZE.JPG
This is an evolution on our last Instructable where we tried to solve the problem of accessing the USB ports on an iMac.

People raised some interesting points about how "ugly" the solution was and then criggie suggested using magnets and we thought, hey, that's an awesome idea, so we tested it and loved it :)


Here is a simple Instructable on how you can make this too.

This is a smart idea that is a total pleasure to use, I imagine that you can have loads of quick access ports dotted around the back of your machine now, the possibilities are endless.

WHAT YOU NEED:
1. sugru - one mini pack is enough to make 3 of these
2. Neodymium magnets (we got these ones from ebay but you could probably use slightly smaller ones)
3. USB extension cable (male to female) 
4. scissors
5. tissue paper
 
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Step 1: OPPOSITES ATTRACT - label your magnets

Picture of OPPOSITES ATTRACT - label your magnets
IMG_1991RESIZE.JPG
IMG_1989RESIZE.JPG
I think everyone knows how magnets work, but it's pretty easy to mount these incorrectly and for this project not to work for you, so, here comes some obvious but useful tips.

With magnets, OPPOSITES ATTRACT, this is the key thing to remember so we recommend that you label your magnets.

Allow your magnets to attract, (if you are using Neodymium then be careful, they are powerful)

Label the sides, we marked ours with plus and minus signs.

Step 2: Prepare the magnets

Picture of prepare the magnets
IMG_1993RESIZE.JPG
IMG_2002RESIZE.JPG
IMG_2003RESIZE.JPG A clever way to access the USB ports on your iMac (+ video)
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