Neodymium Metal Detector Stick

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Introduction: Neodymium Metal Detector Stick

About: I've been making Instructables since I was 13. Now, I mostly make videos of my projects, however I'm still active here, so don't hesitate to reach out! Sick with a deadly disease called DIY-itis!

I usually take apart electronics at my desk (one of my favorite hobbies). When I do, screws fall on the floor which is terribly annoying.

So, as an inventor, I'm not going to get off my chair and pick them up.

The parts I used are:

A neodymium magnet from a hard drive

One screw and a nut

An umbrella handle

And, tons of cable ties

Step 1: Selfie Monopod

I hate taking selfies so I didn't do this, But it is also possible to attach a phone bracket like this one, glue the magnet onto the bracket and attach the phone.

Be careful when putting a magnet near your phone screen!

Step 2: This Works for Most Magnetic Jars

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    6 Comments

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    BeenShockedOnceOrTwice

    Isn’t this more of a magnet stick than a metal detector? Metal detectors don’t attract metal, they detect and alert than metal is nearby.

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    Reply 4 months ago

    True

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    Badger55
    Badger55

    5 years ago

    Small upgrade, Put a plastic bag over the magnet before using it.

    Remove the bag and the screws will come with the bag, no more fighting with small screws, metal dust, etc.

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    Yonatan24
    Yonatan24

    Reply 5 years ago

    Great tip! :)