Introduction: Make a Pen With Magnetic Tip
You need a pen in your pocket and why not give that pen a nice extra feature. A magnetic tip!
Background: Every once in a while I get asked to help out with small hardware issues. (E.g. Can you help me change my NIC card etc.) As life will have it, you open the computer and unscrew the card and right when you are ready to lift the screw up, it falls back into the computer. Shoot! A quick search and you find the screw down inside the box laying in a spot that is next to impossible to get to with your fingers. Now is when your magnetic tip pen comes in handy.
Now on to the instructable.
Step 1: Parts You Need
This is what you need:
- strong small magnet
- pen (Pick a pen that you like and that is capable of holding the magnet in its tip)
- super glue (optional)
- sharp knife
Step 2: Preperation
Take the pen apart. The ink tube will need to be shortened for the space the magnet will need.
Step 3: Place Magnet Into Tip
Now place the magnet into the tip of the pen.
You can optionally put a bit of super glue into the tip to make sure that the magnet sits tight. Put all parts back together.
Step 4: Usage
Done. And you can easy lift screw and missing parts up with your special pen.
Step 5: Extra
Who does not share office space with pen-kleptomaniac co-workers. Now you can prove that the pen they took from you belongs to you. Just show them the extra feature! This pen is yours and you can prove it. :-)