How to Get Magnets Out of Magnetix (the Unsafe Way)

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Introduction: How to Get Magnets Out of Magnetix (the Unsafe Way)

I've made so many projects with magnets. Magnets are so fun to play with and just useful to have. But if you're cheap like me, you don't want to buy them. This instructable will show you how to get the magnets out of Magnetix brand sets... the unsafe way. Sure you could strip off the ends and just take out the magnet but if you're a pyromaniac like me, this is the method for you.

Step 1: Materials

Some Magnetix
Candle
Lighter

Step 2: Preparing for Burning

Take two Magnetix. Put them together like in the picture.

Step 3: Start Burning

Hold the two magnets right over the candle. Let it sit there for 5-10 seconds or until you hear a pop. The pop is the magnet coming out of the tube and onto the other tube. If you don't hear a pop just leave the Magnetix until one comes out. Try not to inhale the fumes because they are sort of bad for you...whatever.

Step 4: Finish

Remove from flame and take out the magnets. You can do this to your whole set and have a ton of magnets without buying any!!!! Thanks for watching.

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    do you think there's a place to buy just the magnets for the same price or even cheaper?

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    Yes, probably but if you need magnets and you have an old Magnetix set laying around it's nice. You can buy magnets at http://www.magnet4less.com/index.php?cPath=1 and at http://www.kjmagnetics.com/Default.asp or Amazon.