Introduction: Geocaching Magnetic Pen

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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

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


audreyobscura (author)2012-10-01

Did you use any adhesive when putting the cap back on the mechanical element of the pen?

ursm (author)audreyobscura2012-10-02

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.

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