THE BEST Magnets

Magnetic Hourglass

Magnetic Hourglass

ThinkGeek presents a unique take on the traditional hourglass with a version that’s filled with magnetic filings instead of sand. As the tiny metal particles fall to the bottom, they stand up forming unusual organic shapes. Keep in mind that it’s not for actual timekeeping.

Magnets in Slow-Mo

Magnets in Slow-Mo

TaoFledermaus was playing around with some small magnets and decided to see what their movements would look like when captured at 4,000 fps with a prototype Chronos 1.4 camera. The resulting video reveals some of their strange and wonderful behaviors.

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Mag-Lev Audio Turntable

Mag-Lev Audio Turntable

The Mag-Lev Audio turntable uses magnets to make the platter float for the ultimate in vibration isolation. It also has an orange LED, a UPS to make sure the platter won’t fall when the power goes out, a Pro-Ject 8.6 tonearm and an Ortofon OM 5E cartridge.

Oddly Satisfying: Magnets

Oddly Satisfying: Magnets

There’s nothing more to Stan Krzyzanowski’s video than a bunch of random metal objects being dropped one by one onto stacks of rare earth magnets, yet somehow it was compelling enough to hook us right from the start and make us watch all 99 seconds anyhow.

Levitating Cup

Levitating Cup

Drinkware with magnetic bottoms paired with an electromagnetic base, which allow them to hover. Choose from a cocktail mug, a beer mug, a coffee cup or a dessert cup. You can also just get the base in case you’re willing to attach magnets to your existing cups.

Fun with Electromagnets

Fun with Electromagnets

Physics Girl and Arc Attack might sound like a superhero and her evil archnemesis, but they’re just everyday geeks who love science. Here, they show us how to rip an aluminum soda can to shreds using a powerful electromagnet, along with a couple of other fun experiments.

Liquid Metal Watch

Liquid Metal Watch

This unique timepiece from Y. Kimura and Seahope Ltd. features a display which tells time using blobs of liquid metal. The metal moves freely, then magnets under its face pull them into place to display the current hours and minutes. Comes in silver, black, or gold.

Printable Magnets

Printable Magnets

Destin of Smarter Every Day shows off a fascinating technology which allows magnetic fields to be printed into custom configurations. With this tech, engineers at Polymagnets can now “program” magnets that do exactly what they want them to do.

Magnetic Darts

Magnetic Darts

Magnetic Games shows off a cool, but dangerous setup that uses small nail-like projectiles that have been charged with the same magnetic polarity as their launcher, resulting in “darts” that launch solely under the power of magnetism. Don’t try this at home.

Levitation in a Bubble

Levitation in a Bubble

YouTuber Dustin Skye got one of those Levitron floating tops, but no, defying gravity wasn’t enough for him. He had to go and get all fancy on us, and put on a big show, complete with fog effects. He’s also likes to play with fire.

Runtimate Belt & Armband

Runtimate Belt & Armband

Runtimate’s magnetic belt and armband and their matching pouch, smartphone holder and water bottle let you carry small items while you work out. Their magnets can each hold up to almost 9lb., ensuring that your items won’t bounce around while you move.

Collapsing Magnets in Slow-Mo

Collapsing Magnets in Slow-Mo

Beyond Slow Motion picked up a stack of colorful Magination magnets, then captured how dropping a single one into the mix causes them all to pull together toward each other. By adding some water and colored powder to the mix, the effect is even more impressive.

SuperMags

SuperMags

99% of fridge magnets fall off if they’re holding more than a couple of sheets of paper. Finally, we’re getting some magnets that don’t suck. SuperMags have 5.7 lbs. of holding power and can handle up to 16 sheets of paper or even tools.

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Mag-Vest

Mag-Vest

If you like the MagnoGrip, check out the Mag-Vest. It’s a flexible vest with large ceramic magnets that let you stick your tools in front of your chest. It also has a breathable mesh back, pockets and slots for pens and a hammer.

Magnetic Putty Devouring Stuff

Magnetic Putty Devouring Stuff

A while back, Joey Shanks shared footage of some magnetic “thinking” putty as it engulfed objects. YouTuber Ian Parks has turned the idea into a bit of an obsession, releasing several videos of the unusual goo engulfing magnetic objects.

World’s Simplest Electric Train 2

World’s Simplest Electric Train 2

After an earlier demonstration using copper wire, magnets and a battery to create a model railroad, YouTuber AmazingScience shows how to not only make a longer track, but to get the train to ride on the outside of the coil.

Will It Blend? Buckyballs

Will It Blend? Buckyballs

As much fun as it is to play with these tiny neodymium magnetic spheres, they’ve been taken off shelves because they’re a choking hazard to kids. Here, Will It Blend? host Tom Dickson gets rid of his set in the most spectacular way possible.

Fun with Neodymium Magnets

Fun with Neodymium Magnets

Watch what happens when two super-strong neodymium magnets are let loose to smash into one another, causing an impressive amount of destruction. And this is why you never put your hand between one and a piece of metal.

World’s Simplest Electric Train

World’s Simplest Electric Train

While some model railroads can be incredibly complicated, this one is constructed from nothing more than a copper wire, tiny magnets and a dry cell battery. We wonder how big a track you could make using this method.

Magnetic Driftwood Boards

Magnetic Driftwood Boards

Magnetic boards made from planks and poles found along European and West Asian beaches, as indicated by the geographical coordinates branded on each board. Each board even comes with a photo taken when it was found.

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BottleLoft

BottleLoft

Strong Like Bull’s BottleLoft is a magnetic strip that lets you maximize the space in your fridge. Each strip has a 3M adhesive and three neodymium magnets to let you hang bottles, jars and cans in your fridge’s shelves.

Nanodots GYRO

Nanodots GYRO

Nanodots’ orb-shaped playthings have a gyroscopic set of four neodymium magnets inside, which causes them to attract and repel, offering hours of distraction for fidgeters, and a fun educational science gizmo for kids.

Levitation

Levitation

Illusion hitmaker Brusspup shows off a magnetic device which can actually make objects hover. We’ve seen a smaller version before, but his use of large objects, and concealing the magnet makes the effect much more impressive.

DIY Magnetic Shoes

DIY Magnetic Shoes

After making a replica of Wolverine’s claws, the lively Colin Furze tried his hands, er feet at emulating Magneto by creating a pair of magnetic shoes. Together with a steel bar, the shoes let him “walk” on the ceiling.

Magnetic COG Hook

Magnetic COG Hook

This versatile and powerful magnetic hanger can hold up to 20 pounds, so you can feel confident hanging coats, backpacks, and most anything you’d like on metal surfaces. Our apologies in advance for the song at the end of the video.

Magwoods

Magwoods

Magwoods are small magnets with beautiful wood cases. The magnets are coated with rubber to improve their grip, while the wood cases have a notch where you can rest or prop up objects. Available in eight different hardwoods.

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