Introduction: The Magnetic Mohawk - the Most Attractive Hairdo POSSIBLE

Picture of The Magnetic Mohawk - the Most Attractive Hairdo POSSIBLE

Do you think science is cool? Become a metal head!

(I would like to note that this is my 22nd instructable.)

Step 1: Ingredients

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1 Moh
1 Awk
1 Can Magnetic Spraypaint (~$10)

may be substituted for 1 amount of ferrofluid mixed with gel, which is probably better for your head.

Step 2: Fun Fun Fun

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Test for attractiveness
Repeat until sufficiently magnetic

I recommend little neodymium magnets. I could bike around in a strong headwind with those, and they're still in my hair, now.

Hard drive magnets are too strong. They stuck to me, and now I'm stuck with them.

So, I'm thinking of a whole bunch of cool things you could do with this.

1) Add solenoids.
Now you can be like medusa, control your hair and make it stand up.

2) Add solenoids and a microphone.
Now your head can be a sound-responsive VU Mohawketer, kind of like this shirt

3) Develop ESP --
Notice your hair rise when you're walking under high-current lines

4) Refrigerator Magnet Poetry on your head.

You can make anything magnetic.
What do you do?

this instructable is sponsored by powerthirst


Yonatan24 (author)2015-12-21

Nice, How ling does this last? ;)

ANTQNUT (author)2009-08-30

hah xD i luv power thirst!! how will u get that stuff out?!?!?

uguy (author)2008-06-22

You're such a damn good looking women, why would you do this to your hair?

albylovesscience (author)uguy2009-08-30


Yerboogieman (author)uguy2009-06-06


godfreyandthandi (author)uguy2009-05-12


bg_askins (author)2009-07-03


Westmont (author)2009-05-29

This can't be healthy....

rocksalt2342 (author)2008-08-13

anyone seen be kind rewind? this reminds me of that.

OneManUniversity (author)2008-07-07

haha powerthirst

Blissyp762 (author)2008-06-02


marc92 (author)2007-12-10

I wonder how the TSA would react to this one... I think TSA stands for Thousands Standing Around.

Mr. Smart Kid (author)marc922008-05-19

haha they might make you pull out or cut ur hair

DesignerUserName (author)2008-04-17

Note: Shirt over face = Super safe! :D

McGreenish (author)2008-04-17

This is freakin aweeeeesome

DirectorsCUT (author)2007-12-03

Try not to microwave your head might spark!

Goodhart (author)DirectorsCUT2008-01-15

Closing the door would be a trick :-)

drummonkey92 (author)2008-01-14

whos crotch is perfectly in line with the spray can in the pic?! this is pretty cool, i would've thought of it but only for a few seconds n i wouldnt have dun it! awsum!!!

urbanhg (author)2007-12-12

but thats not punk rock! :-P

Zagman (author)2007-12-09

Finally one step further towards Wooly Willy!

T3h_Muffinator (author)2007-12-06

How'd I miss this?! AWESOME!

volve (author)2007-11-29

Snappy hair. I wonder what the BPD would make of it? ;)

iwantacuracy (author)2007-11-28

i'm going to get some of this stuff next time i go to mitre10. btw how would you get it out of your hair(with ease)???

Patrik (author)2007-11-20

Whee! :D

Can you feel your hair moving when you're close to a speaker magnet?

Just try to avoid getting close to any CAT machines, if you want to avoid an instantaneous scalping. (Hm, wonder how you'd explain that on a medical ID bracelet...)

stasterisk (author)Patrik2007-11-20

Oh - and I think you might mean an MRI machine. There's a neat video I saw of a giant aluminum block falling in ultra-slow motion near an MRI machine, thanks to eddy currents. Science is the best!

aluminum isnt generally magnetic -_-

Patrik (author)MadMechanicMike2007-11-20

That's right, aluminum isn't generally magnetic.

And neither are frogs.

generally my foot! aluminum is never magnetic unless it is made into an electromagnet which is something else altogether....

Hate to beat a dead horse, but when you induction heat Al, once molten, the diamagnetic-like effect is very strong, it will follow the magnetic field in a column that will extend above the crucible edges. It's one of the coolest things I've seen, Terminator 2 like.

stasterisk (author)jessifu2007-11-26

Sounds great! Do you have any pictures?

jessifu (author)stasterisk2007-11-27

No, but the next time we have the furnace full of Al, I will make sure to snap a few. It might be next semester when there is a fresh class of foundry students molding. We usually do this about mid semester. I'll make sure to make some molds with tiny little galleys, so we have to heat the Al pretty hot, kicking up the induction furnace thus the mag field and that's what does it. As the furnace powers up it gives a very high pitch noise, kind of like Pink Floyds welcome to the machine. The column height corresponds to the pitch of the furnace. If you stand next to the coil wires and are wearing steel toes your feet get hot! We had a student that had a Ti knee and he couldn't go near it. So your experience next to the inductor coil might have changed from tingle to burn had you kicked up the juice or the frequency. Cheers!

Correction: aluminum is never ferromagnetic.

It is however, weakly paramagnetic - meaning it exhibits a small magnetization of its own when inside an externally applied magnetic field - and since it is a good conductor it can also show a strong diamagnetic-like effect due to induced loop ("eddy") currents in the bulk material when inside a changing magnetic field (such as when falling through the spatial gradients of a very strong magnetic field).

The famous levitating frog in the link above is due to the very weak diamagnetism of pretty much all materials, inside an extremely strong magnetic field.

Yes, science is the best! ;-)

I didn't even think of it being paramagnetic. good point.

MadMechanicMike (author)Patrik2007-11-21


Patrik (author)stasterisk2007-11-20

Doh! Yes, of course - MRI.

Here's some cool pictures of MRI "incidents".

There's all sorts of MRI horror stories, including several cases of people getting killed by flying oxygen tanks (as if several dozens of pounds of flying metal isn't dangerous enough - let's make it explosive too!).

omg! That's terrible.... Just kidding, but now i dont really ever want to go in a MRI even though i had already heard stories about this i didnt really take them seriously up until now.

Yeah - not to mention the fact that people coming out of an MRI machine often have all sorts of live threatening conditions!!

(... of course, that's why they went *into* the MRI machine in the first place...)

Kiteman (author)stasterisk2007-11-20

Do you mean this one?

Try not to microwave your head might spark!

stasterisk (author)Patrik2007-11-20

I played around with a 2.9 H inductor coil last night, plugged into the mains. It made me giggle! The vibrating on my scalp felt too weird!

icedog515 (author)2007-11-26

the last pic at an angle looks more like an afro, yea.

prank (author)2007-11-20

all I can say is, :

jongscx (author)prank2007-11-20

what does that say? It comes out as "copulate" to me... which I'm assuming/hoping it doesn't...

Grey_Wolfe (author)jongscx2007-11-25

I'm pretty certain it say 'exquisite'. But it is pretty fuzzy.

prank (author)Grey_Wolfe2007-11-25

But it is pretty fuzzy.

hey, some of us are just naturally hairy. What can I say?

jongscx (author)prank2007-11-26

Hobbes: Why are my Pictures so fuzzy? Calvin: Because YOU'RE KINDA FUZZY!

lyndsey (author)jongscx2007-11-21

It probably does, if it's the same "genius edition" poetry set my English teacher has. We like to spell out "interesting" sentences on the board when he's not looking.

MadMechanicMike (author)prank2007-11-21


MailmAnthrax (author)2007-11-25

I'd stick blinking throwies on my mohawk.

littlesamurai (author)2007-11-22

if i where to do this how easy is it to come out of hair? like in a single wash or is it really hard to get out?, if its not i am so doing this!!!

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