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

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Step 2: Prepare the magnets

One mini pack is enough to do about 3 sets of these or you could do this with some spare sugru form another project...

1: Break the sugru into 3 equal pieces.

2: break one of these pieces in half.

3: shape these pieces into small cones.

4: Press the pointed end onto the sides of each magnet;
One piece onto the plus side of one magnet.
The other piece onto the minus side of the second magnet.
 
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Ares2521 year ago
very creative, i just have on question. wouldnt the magnet mess with the computer?
projectsugru (author)  Ares2521 year ago
hi, good question. These magnets are not very strong and don not interfere with the computer at all. We were at a magnet warehouse last year and they guy there showed us a magnet that would delete data on a hard-drive and it was MASSIVE. These magnets are too small for that. Also, interesting point, the magnets power reduces exponentially with distance, so it is much less powerful even just 1mm from a surface. If you consider the distance between the magnet and the hard-drive, usually at least 1/4" or more, then the magnetic force will be significantly diminished.
Magnets do damage old CRT monitors (the big old heavy type, oh, and old floppy discs etc. I guess that's where the magnet and computer warning came from, not a concern any more, particularly with solid state drives etc.)
Hope this helps,
James
Ares2521 year ago
very creative, i just have on question. wouldnt the magnet mess with the computer?