Introduction: Videocard Cooking Aid

Well I always wanted to do an instructable with magnets but I never had any ideas until now. I had to raid 3 hard drives for the magnets for this project and I think it turned out fine. This magnet is used for holding up books on the fridge for cooking.

Step 1: Get the Materials

3 Hard drives worth of magnets
Gorilla Glue
Clamp
Obsolete video card

Step 2: Glue First Magnet

Put a small bead of glue on the magnet, then put it on the back of the cars and finally clamp it for 3-4 hours.

Step 3: Glue Second Magnet

Well its the same process as before but don't let sticky magnets go together.

Step 4: Glue Final Magnet

Same steps as before

Step 5: Final Thoughts

As you can see from the previous picture i had to grind some tabs off the middle magnet so to save time use flat magnets only.

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nearadyn made it! (author)2009-05-13

You shouldn't have used a rage 3d pro! In the words of Indiana Jones: "That belongs in a museum!"

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alternativesurfer made it! (author)2007-06-10

Umm...I'm sorry if I am missing it, but does this instructable have ANY point?

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icanryme2002 made it! (author)icanryme20022007-06-10

yes if you have a small kitchen and you have nowhere to put the book you can put it on the fridge

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munchman made it! (author)munchman2008-06-16

Using a video card
?

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it's also working for network card !

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munchman made it! (author)munchman2008-07-25

It doesn't matter what you use. It is the fact that there is no point to have a video card.

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OK, you don't like the video card and the network card, use a sound card instead, or a motherboard !! icanryme2002 found it fun to use a videocard and hdd magnet. it's a bit nonsense, it's for for fun !! I'm olivierdemontpellier and i approve this Instructable !

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Estwald made it! (author)2008-04-02

Why is the video card obsolete ? Oh, wait, it's an ATI.... never mind !! };-)

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Derin made it! (author)Derin2008-06-11

oh shut up everyone knows ati pwns nvidia since it is a part of AMD which also pwns

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Estwald made it! (author)Estwald2008-06-12

Derinsleepsays: oh shut up...

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Weissensteinburg made it! (author)2007-06-08

Why'd it say that you had to get your magnets from three hard drives then?

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icanryme2002 made it! (author)icanryme20022007-06-08

each magnet is from a different harddrive

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Weissensteinburg made it! (author)Weissensteinburg2007-06-08

You should say that you need two hard drives worth of magnets then, because you used 3, and two drives will give you 4 magnets.

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Estwald made it! (author)Estwald2008-06-12

Take apart more, different manufactures hard drives and you will find that some designs only use one magnet. Thus, icanryme2002 must have been getting his magnets from one magnet designs.

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GreenDay made it! (author)GreenDay2008-02-10

Why does this matter so much? Three magnets... 1 2 3

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Weissensteinburg made it! (author)Weissensteinburg2008-02-10

So that if someone is trying to do this, they don't get halfway through and realize they destroyed an extra hard drive.

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GreenDay made it! (author)GreenDay2008-02-10

If they ruin old hard drives that would have zero value to them otherwise?

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Weissensteinburg made it! (author)Weissensteinburg2008-02-10

They may have some other use for them.

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Estwald made it! (author)2008-04-02

With a small, thin screwdriver and a small hammer all it takes is a light tap to break the glue bond and seperate the magnet from the piece of metal its mounted to. Vola', no worries about any bumps bends or otherwise.

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!Andrew_Modder! made it! (author)2007-11-17

so your basicly putting magnets on a video card, to use as magnets....?

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unclelar made it! (author)2007-06-16

OMG ! what is the big deal about the number of hard drives he used.Just count the mags and go from there.

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Weissensteinburg made it! (author)2007-06-08

Aren't there two magnets in each hard drive?

https://www.instructables.com/id/EEZ1HB9F2FRVD47/?ALLSTEPS
"You now have access to the first of the two magnets.
See that thing that has a number on it... Thats a magnet. You will have to pull really hard to get it off.
Directly underneath that is the second magnet. you may need to use a knife to get it off."

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westfw made it! (author)westfw2007-06-08

Some hard drives only have a single magnet.

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Weissensteinburg made it! (author)Weissensteinburg2007-06-08

Then maybe he should just put "# hard drive magnets"?

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icanryme2002 made it! (author)icanryme20022007-06-08

i know in total i got 5 magnets from 3 harddrives 1 only had 1 my friend stole one and i broke 1 trying to get the tabs off for another project

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