Magnetic Armband.




Introduction: Magnetic Armband.

About: Freerunner, Tricker, self-proclaimed geek, lover of anything with wheels and an engine, maker, DJ in-the-making.

Hey, I like to work on a lot of projects, and I always hate losing my screws and nails, so one day I was watching Cool Tools on DIY network, And I saw a magnetic armband on there, It was about $20 and I thought "Hmm I bet I could make one of those for free." So here it is.

(BTW, this is my first 'Ible so constructive criticism is welcome.)

Step 1: Supplies.

Alright, you'll need:

Duct tape.


Magnets. (I got these from a dry erase board)

Loose screws and nails.

Step 2: Step One.

Okay so, get a piece of tape just a little longer on the ends then your magnets lined up.

Step 3: Step Two.

Alright, put your magnets on the tape. (Mine had letters on the back, so I put the side without letters down.)

Then get another piece of tape, the same size or a little longer.

Lay that on top of the magnets make sure its flat on there no little air pockets.

Then trim the excess tape off.

Step 4: Step Three.

Now to make the straps, get a piece of tape, on one end just a little ways from the end, cut about half way down. then cut that little piece off. When your done, your tape should look shorter on the top, and longer on the bottom, do this with two pieces of tape.

Okay when thats done, fold the shorter half over onto the longer half, once it's done you should have some sticky part still uncovered. (see pic 2) Do this with both pieces of tape.

Okay then attach those to the ends of the magnet piece. (see pic 3) you may want to add a little bit of tape to the underside to keep the straps from peeling off.

Then, cut a small piece of tape and put it on only one of the straps.

Step 5: Finished!

Once you have that piece of tape on one of the straps. you can adjust it to your arm size. (So no worry if your straps are a bit long.)

Have fun with it!

*NOTE* This armband is not ment to hold tools on, if your magnets are stronger then go ahead.
But these magnets are only strong enough for most nails and screws. (Although some deck screws had a hard time staying on) If your magnets are strong enough for tools, go ahead, I just wanted to let you know before you complain to me that it won't hold tools.


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    This is a nice idea for doing little projects around the house. Maybe now I won't get yelled at for dropping the tin screws!


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! Haha, yeah it would be good for that. I would recommend using rare earth magnets though, and maybe stick on velcro for the fastener. 


    12 years ago on Introduction

    I'm so making this, walk up to someone, steal their keys, MUAH HA HAH!!!

    I apologize for spazzing out....


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Haha! Don't get caught =P.

    You might need some stronger magnets though...

    Oh and, Thanks!!


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    get magnets so strong that it causes the keys to rip through the denim and onto the magnet or a fishing pole for purses


    13 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, That was my original plan, but I decided since I had those laying around I'd just use them, But I'll try the rare earth ones sometime.


    13 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea. A good type of magnet to get are rare earth magnets. They are really strong and would hold more strength that what you used. Check out Deal to find some.