Posable Mr. Resistor Magnet!

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Intro: Posable Mr. Resistor Magnet!

Inspired by the Resistor Man Instructable by chr, this little guy provides both entertainment and usefulness for the family. He is light, magnetic, posable, and a whole lot of fun to play with.

If you like this instructable, please be so kind as to rate it or give me feedback!

Step 1: Make a Man (Out of Resistors!)

You can check out chr's Resistor Man Instructable for making one of these little guys, but the basic steps are as follows:

~Get some resistors and an LED
~Put them together in a fashion that resembles a man

For the fridge magnet version, we won't be using the base, so don't bother with that step.

Step 2: Magnetize

Grab your magnets and hot glue gun! Simply attach the magnets onto the arms and legs, even the back if you care to do so, and let the glue dry. Throw it on the fridge and start having some fun!

Additionally, you can add others decorations.

Suggestions idea by PocketSized.

Suggested by momo!:
It would be super funny if instead of the LED head, make a large face out of a foamcore circle and draw a silly face on it so the head will not be easily confused with the magnet feet.And maybe a little cape with electric tape. :)

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    44 Discussions

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    folklife

    8 years ago on Step 2

    Interesting! What wattage soldering iron do you use... 25, 40 or what???
    What kind of solder--- lead free, 60/40, or???
    Should I "Tin" the wire first?

    I can design interesting positions for his little guy. He (she ??) is wonderful!
    please answer me directly. (Scarsdale, NY)
    bill10583@verizon.net
    Thanks! here's one of mine enclosed.
    Comments from others are welcome!

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    snowpenguin

    9 years ago on Introduction

    You could hook up a battery as one foot or under the base and do some simple wirig so that when two limbs touched, the head would light up. Cool

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    achonpineapple

    9 years ago on Step 2

    resistorman!!! :D nice one dude, looking forward to some free time to make one.... and another... and another... ...untill I have an army of ressistor ppl!!!

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    andrew93

    10 years ago on Introduction

    this is cool!! i like it!! if only the LED worked...!!

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    technick29Ward_Nox

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yea, but you'd have to find a way to hide the LED and switch/button on the little guy. Let me know if you find a way (maybe the cape would be good?)

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    mightywombattechnick29

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I would get a really small slider switch and use that as the chest piece. If you take apart pretty much anything electronic you'll find something similar, or you can get them form Radio Shack. You will probably have to make your own battery clip holder thingy for it, but then you just wire the battery to one side of the switch and the LED to the other. You might want to put a 300-470 ohm resistor between the battery and the LED, just to make sure it doesn't burn out, and remember: most LEDs will require more than 3 volts to turn on, more like 4.5, so you may need two batteries...

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    Ward_Noxtechnick29

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    use the magnets at the switch if uou glue the bater on then the magnet (I think) all you need to do is attach it to something metal and the led/ head should light up now keep in mind i know next to nothing about electronics esp resistors so im not sure if this would work it was just an idea i had

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    EddbotWard_Nox

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    hide a battery and the switch in the snapple base, for connectors you have one end of the circuit connected to the base and a wire that goes around the edge of the cap up to a spot on the top, then you have wires goin from his feet to his head, that should make it light up

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    Ward_NoxEddbot

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    ...yea i was trying to do a version that stood on its own but that could work

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    NeodudemanWard_Nox

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Or you could just leave the batterry on his back? It would like like a back pack! Or you could use 2 batteries as his feet, attaching magnets to the underside of them.