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Ferrofluid "Waterfall" Designs

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Now that you've made up that batch of ferrofluid, what'll you do with it? Play with it for a while before placing it in a container to be forgotten? No more shall you have to hide away this wonderful stuff. Now you can place it on display and play with it the way it was meant to be.

I'm in the process of making the waterfall version, but I probably won't be able to finish it tonight, so I'll update this later with all the pictures. But for now I hope you'll enjoy the conception designs. This was inspired by:
http://www.instructables.com/id/EMUI7PED5VEP28785W/
http://www.instructables.com/id/EWMSJWI1BWEP2878DV/
http://www.instructables.com/id/EV7RPFKEVSES9J5V1Y/

(Yes, I know that last one doesn't seem to fit, but when I saw the words "magnet" and "waterfall" together, this idea just popped into my mind)

Materials to build the demo version (without pump):
1. Small, but powerful magnets
2. A plastic container
3. Wire "hamster" shelf (you can also use a metal coat hanger)
4. Plastic Bag
5. Electrical tape
6. Scissors
7. Ferrofluid (which can be found in the second link)

The ramp idea came first....followed by the waterfall design (I wish I had the time to properly make it, but this is the end of the magnet challenge. I will update this later with the real thing though. The video kind of sucks cause I didn't have enough ferrofluid to ooze through :( but you can get the basic idea)
I usually follow my design plans (or close to them), but this was a last minute idea.

At last, the site has uploaded the video.......it's below.

 
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jcksparr0w2 years ago
Very nice. Would you mind if i took your project and ran with it a bit? Great idea, Keep it up!!
Thumperings7 years ago
this site needs video integration (or more use of it ) I don't understand much unless i see a video.
zachninme7 years ago
Thats flippin' sweet! Finnally, something to do with it!! Can't wait for more details!
FrenchCrawler (author)  zachninme7 years ago
That's if I ever get the time to do something this complex.... besides having to find some more filings. I might just try the "brake lathe shavings" and grind them down to a finer dust cause there aren't any copy repair places around here.
I take it you are looking for iron powder? Try a lawnmower shop where mower blades are sharpened. Iron powder will collect at the blade grinder.
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