Introduction: Salvaging Magnets From Speakers.

About: As you have perhaps noticed, I have a fascination with weaponry. I particularly enjoy making and using old martial arts weapons, especially the meteor hammer and manriki gusari. My favorite bands are CRY…
'Tis the season to salvage junk!  Where I live, poeple put out big piles of trash every year in April.  It's amazing what one can find.  Last year I must have found 15 or 20 speakers.  I first found out about rare earth magnets from the Smash Lab episode ''High Rise Escape''. I soon learned that they could be found in old speakers.  Alright, enough talking, go find some speakers!  

Step 1: Open 'em Up.

Okay, now that you've found some some speakers (you have found some, haven't you?) get out a hatchet and knock in the back and then the sides. If you don't have a hatchet, you could use a hammer.  If you don't have a hammer either, then what the heck are you here in the first place (I mean, who comes to a site about making things without a hammer!).  It's a good idea to do this outside, as it makes rather a mess.

Step 2: Pry the Magnet Off.

This part's simple.  Just hammer a crowbar in there and pry the thing off!  Actully, you should wedge a flat head screwdriver in first and get a bit of a gap first.  

Step 3: Do It Again!

Now that you've got one magnet, try for 20!  I've been collecting for 2-3 years and I've got almost 40. My best one looks somthing like a  a landmine, and weighs, oh, I don't know, 30, maybe 40 pounds.

What to do with all those magnets?  Maybe you could sell them on Ebay, or start a speaker repair shop - it's up to you. Have fun with this.  

Black Hole over and out