$30 for a magnet??? NOT ON MY WATCH!!
As a geek, I am always working on things, and always dropping screws and small parts,
and you stare at the floor trying to find out where that sucker rolled.
A magnetic wand, is great, but not a lot of real estate to pick up things, and sometimes
you spill screws and parts and need something more VERBOSE.
Step 1: The $1.00 Magnetic Screw Pick-ker Upper.
It's really a simple thing to make, First you start with magnets harvested from a hard drive.
INSTRUCTABLES has many many great video's how to do that, I am going to assume you have already pulled out the magnets or just bought one.
THINGS FOR THIS PROJECT:
- Empty can (I used a corn can, I am eating the corn while writing this instructable!) (YUM)
- Long nail, or long screw, or threaded rod
- Slightly smaller then the can Lid from a jar.
Step 2: Lets Make It! - Putting It All Together
Step 3: Putting It All Together - the Glue
The cost is minimal, I used stuff around the house, you can get fancier with a long threaded rod, and a handle.
Step 4: OK, I LIED -- $2.00
I realized that the opening picture, is a guy holding a magnetic pickup on a stick, and in the interest of honesty I went and bought a plastic broomstick at the .99 store -- and added it to this Instructable.