Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 16:26:01 -0700

Author: "Zigmund J. Peacock"

Subject: Spherical Magnets


Tappers, I just finished making what I think is a cool idea for the
3/4" spherical magnets.
I took a couple of feet of 1.5" ID acrylic tube and machined caps
for the ends. Then glued a 1/4" x 1.5 circle of Sorbathane to the caps.
Inside the tube I put a length of 1" x 1" x 1/8" Aluminum angle and
a Spherical magnet.
"Ta Da" I have a lens law tube that can be passed around, that the
students can see up close and personal.
More importantly the little beggers can't swipe the magnet, lose
the magnet, or worse get it covered with debris from the floor.
I post a photo Vacek's site. Zig
Zigmund J. Peacock
University of Utah/Physics
115 SOUTH 1400 EAST #201 Tel 801 581 6602
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84112-0830 Fax 801 581 4801

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