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If you're geocaching, sometimes you need a magnet. Either it's at home or in the car far away.
In some steps you build the ultimate magnetic stylus.
Thanks to Reika for the inspiration
 
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Step 1: Step one - the magnet

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you need a (neodym) supermagnet 4mm diameter , length 10mm

Step 2: The Pencil and the Magnet

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what you've to assemble at last.
the magnet and a Uniball PowerTank ECO, a commonly used pen in geocaching.

Step 3: Disassembled

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The stylus disassembled

Step 4: Where the Magnet fits

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The magnet fits inside the transparent tip. for that you've to shorten the green part.
Don't cut too much. :)
correct it with a knife until it fits

Step 5: Assemble & Test

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Assemble the stylus and test it with something magnetic

Hint:  Do NOT glue the magnet. Probably you need to reverse the polarity


Did you use any adhesive when putting the cap back on the mechanical element of the pen?
ursm (author)  audreyobscura2 years ago
as I mentioned, I did not glue it into the cap.
the reason is, that the the magnetic poles go like at the small side of it.
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so you can change it, if you reverse it.