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I love NIB magnets

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  1. DarkHand

    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    I've had a few small NIB (neodymium iron boron) magnets for quite some time now... About the size of a button cell battery and very strong... Strong enough to put one on either side of your hand and have them stay, pull nails from several inches, demagnitize floppies at a distance, etc..

    I bought a full size 60GB hard drive off ebay that ended up not working, and decided to take it apart for its magnets. :) This is no ordinary 3.5inch drive bay drive, it takes up two full size 5 1/4" drive bays and weighs about 10lbs...

    Inside most hard drives are two powerful NIB magnets, but the ones inside this drive were FREAKING HUGE.

    While taking them apart, they accidentally snapped together. Glad my hand wasn't there, or it would have been broken.

    They're permanantly mounted on aluminum plates, which is a good thing, or they'd still be together now...

    The only way I was able to get them apart was to put chain through the screw holes in the aluminum plates, tie one magnet to a beam in the garage, one to the tow hook of the Civic, and hit reverse.

    I backed up slowly to be careful, and they stopped the motion of the car. :) I had to rev to a good 2000 rpms to get them to seperate!

    Let's just say I'm never letting these magets near each other again...

    It's fun to stick the sunday paper to the fridge though. :)
     
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    Frankie P. Senior Member

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    Are you high?
     
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    Possibly, but that has nothing to do with good NIB magnets. :)
     
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    Yeah it does, they are probably the weakest magnets in the world, considering you were high. And if you aren't, get a life.
     
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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    Someone needs a nap... :)

    Anyway here's a picture of the full height hard drive:

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    And for Frankie, here's a little write up on NIB magnets...

    http://www.gaussboys.com/zz_faq.php
     
  6. Frankie P.

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    The only magnets I like are the huge ass ones made my Acme, that the Coyote uses to catch the Road Runner. I want one of those big ass muta f'as.
     
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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    NIB Magnets are probably better. :)

    A few pictures of NIB magnets in action

    My favorite picture:

    [​IMG]

    That's a 35lb piece of railroad railing.
    The magnets I mentioned in the first post are about double the size of that one, and there are two to a plate. THAT'S why it took the car to pull them apart. :)
     
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    do like inthe movie fight club and go erase all the videos in the video store :lol:

    of course u didnt hear that from me :unsure:
     
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    I work in strange science all the time, and I've noticed a few things about Magnet people.

    Magnet people are strange, and have a poor sense of humor. They think it's funny that they can move metal shavings around, and they are all convinced that some sort of placement of them will create perpetual energy generators.

    I'm a Tesla man myself, and Tesla people have a whole different range of psychosis. The moment we view a neat scientific principle we dream of ways to build Lex Luthor-grade super weapons and beam particle weapons. We believe the only thing the Magnet guys are missing from their perpetual energy machines is a touch of Tesla electrical field concept.

    When we meet, the discussion will quickly devolve into a Star Wars vs Star Trek fight, and neither will ever back down to allow the two types of people to work.

    Myself, I can break magnetic fields apart with a Farraday hit from a capacitor and a spool of wire. That'll get em apart.

    But in the meantime, The device has created an EMP that will surely damage your microwave oven (Which we know is only used to warm up Burritos and create J. Naudin plasma fields) and your Civic (Which has had at one point, a jar with water and two carriage bolts for electrolysis to somehow burn Hydrogen and Oxygen into the air mixture)

    Those are my obversations, I could be wrong. Thank you and good night !

    -> Steve
     
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    :wtf: is going on, now I am lost. :blink:
     
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    Then you're not a magnet man OR a Tesla man :D
     
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    Tesla, is actually pretty cool, just not going to be sweating up my ball sack messing with either one of those things.
     
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    yeah those magnets are bad ass, i have a set of them from an old 80meg drive from 1991. Haha I remember my pops paid 1000 bucks for 80 megs of hard drive space in the early 90's. Yeah i stll have the magnets however i do not think they are quite as strong as the ones you have, but they are still super strong magnets.
     
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    Hey i have a few old HD's, where are they at inside. Do i jsut bust them open?

    I think those are the ones my old Physics teacher showed us. he had one smaller than a dime, a little thicker, and that shit could pick up a lot of heavy shit.
     
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    cool. i like Tesla too. especially that one song they did, "i remember you". they weren't exactly Poison or Skid Row, but they still rocked.
     
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    I agree with Celerity and DarkHand 100%. :lol:

    Looks like I need to start taking apart hard drives again instead of just tossing them. I have enough dead extras lying around...

    :lmao:
     
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    mail me a few! see if it'll fuck up the mail machene!! :lol:
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Mail machine? It'll probably stick and not go anywhere... I'd have to shield the package.

    :lol:
     
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    Confuscious say: man with steel balls must not play with magnets.
     
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    me too. God i miss late 80s/early 90s rock :)
     
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