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Make your own magnetic construction kit, unbound by angle or length, with the help of some 3D printed caps!


Step 1: Experiment

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Lots of interesting magnetic construction sets have been popping up, but they all seem content with making dodecahedrons all day long. If you're building a fort in the woods, nature doesn't supply you with pre-cut lumber. I wanted a quick way of exploring organic structure on my desk.
 
It's not knex. Pretty nice though.
hunter9992 years ago
Looks sturdy! good job!
studleylee2 years ago
This is cool, but I played with this once and had issues with the magnets polarizing the spheres. So multiple rods on a sphere shifted oddly. Did you run into this?
hunterfrerich (author)  studleylee2 years ago
Yes, all neodymium spheres are axially polarized, and this can travel through the wire. Although I found it's less of a problem the longer the wire is.
Agreed, also I think my setup was ball-bearings and magnet-ended-rods. Cool thanks for the instructable!
foobear2 years ago
Pretty cool. Seems like this could fit into one of the toy building blocks contests?
industriald2 years ago
This is great, very simple and well executed. Good luck in the contest!