Introduction: THE WORLD'S EASIEST DIRECTION COMPASS !!

Materials Required---
A small magnet
A large nail or an iron rod
A small board of plastic or any other thing which floats.

Step 1:

Paste the magnet on the iron rod.

Step 2:

Paste the iron rod in the middle of the plastic board.

Step 3:

Put it in a bucket full of water and watch how the rod will point exactly towards north..

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AndyGadget made it! (author)2013-04-27

 
AHA! - But it's also pointing south.
How do you know which is which?

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vinayakniraj0002 made it! (author)vinayakniraj00022013-06-04

you can use a normal compass to locate the north..... and mark the north on the rod

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AndyGadget made it! (author)AndyGadget2013-06-06

 
Correct. So you need to add another step to the Instructable, otherwise it's just a floating magnetised rod.

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kretzlord made it! (author)2013-04-27

The expanded metal isn't mentioned, but is it just to keep the rod in place?

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vinayakniraj0002 made it! (author)vinayakniraj00022013-06-04

yes...... you can tape the rod in place

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