DIY Compass With Common Items

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Introduction: DIY Compass With Common Items

Having a compass is an essential tool. No matter where you are you should know which direction is north and which is south.

Supplies

-Container with water in it

-A flat item that can float (I used a bread clip)

-A sewing needle

-A magnet (It is better to have a magnet that shows which side is north and which is south)

-Needle nose pliers or tweezers (non-metal is better)

Step 1:

Gently place the bread clip, or other floating item, on top of the water.

Step 2:

Rub one end of the needle to one side of a magnet fifty times. Flip the needle around, and flip the magnet. rub the needle against the magnet fifty times. If it is a week magnet then rub the needle one-hundred times.

Step 3:

Gently place the the needle on the bread clip and watch as the needle points north and south. That's it will always point north and south until it loses magnetism. When using place it away from any magnetic objects.

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    2 Comments

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    BevCanTech
    BevCanTech

    2 years ago

    Any idea how long it remains magnitised?

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    Ngrom
    Ngrom

    Reply 2 years ago

    About a week, but it can last long depending on how powerful that magnet it.