Introduction: How to Make a Magnetic Brake Tower Thing
to make magnets fall very slowly.
good for convincing people you found a form of antigravity
(no, it isn't antigravity)
now with video
Step 1: Materials
for this you will need;
shower door track, or similar shaped aluminum or copper thing (the thicker the metal the slower the magnet will fall)
clear packaging tape
neodnium magnets (need to fit into the track)
2 by 4
Step 2: Make the Stand
mark two dots at the end of the 2 by 4
mark corresponding holes on the board
drill on the dots
screw screws into the board so that only the tips are through (i found that that makes it easier to line up)
put the 2 by 4 on the screw tips
screw it in the rest of the way
Step 3: Prepare the Track
if you are using a recycled shower door track clean it off and remove the silicone
cut 2 pieces of packaging tape the length of the track
stick them together sticky side in (you might need someone to help you with this)
line it up with the track so it covers the open side
tape it in place
Step 4: Finish It
tape it to the stand you made
drop a magnet thorugh the top and watch it fall really slowly
you could use it as a science display, or you could make it look sci fi high tech and say its an antigravity chamber.
now with a video
yeah, my hair usually isn't in my face like that
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