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— Posted by Reaper on 7:38 pm on Mar. 17, 2002

yo i was wonderin if anybody knew how 2 make an electro magnet. you know like for magnetising stuff????


— Posted by Just0nePepsi on 8:36 pm on Mar. 17, 2002

In order to make an electro-magnet you take a material that can be magnetized and you shape in such a way that it doesn’t make a full circuit (it doesn’t go around in a full circle).

You can make a real simple one by wrapping a coil around a nail and hook one end to a + side of a 1.5 volt bettery and the other to a – side of a 1.5 volt battery. Then just touch the nail to what ever you wanna magnatise.

The strength of the electro-magnet can be improved by the following:
-increasing number of coils
-increasing the current
-using an iron core (iron magnetises and demagnetises quickly, whereas steel takes time to magnetise and demagnetise)

you can use more volts but the coil can get very hot so if you do it where some kind of gloves or something like that.


— Posted by Reaper on 8:56 pm on Mar. 17, 2002

this has nothing to do with electro magnets but i just realised sumthin. there are alot of geniuses in different subjecst. for instance i noticed justonepepsi know alot about science and  probably alot more but i haven’t checked all threads just mine. im glad there is a site like this so all of us can share our knowledge. oh yeah hey i found this link if you wanna punt people offline. just copy and paste it into an IM with a hyper link. and you know say its like click here for a free ps2 or sumthin. what happens is it creates about 365 pop up windows, and does two things. either 1, freezez up the pc, or just plain down restarts it right when they click it. have phun with it. heres the link http://www.importprodukte.de/html/ht_halt.html  im glad to share this knowledge with you people.
                                   -Reaper


— Posted by The Doctor on 10:20 pm on Mar. 17, 2002

What type do you want hand powered or battery powered because I know how to make both


— Posted by markyadeadhomie on 5:29 am on Mar. 18, 2002

so if i strapped a car battery in a backpack and had a huge spike wrapped with the proper amopunt of coils would this created a good enough electro magnetic feild to say wreak havoc on blockbuster (wink wink)


— Posted by preditor on 5:56 am on Mar. 18, 2002

I bet it would at least be enough to make the movies safe to take out of the store without the alarm going off


— Posted by Reaper on 10:52 am on Mar. 18, 2002

im talking about really strong electro magnets but small enough so i can fuck around with it without being noticed. I heard something about gameworks or jillians (arcade places where you use cards instead of coins) and since the cards have magnetic strips you could get games. you know how 2 make sumthin like that?


— Posted by Digital Mage on 1:06 pm on Mar. 18, 2002

Well as far as the arcade machines go you can’t use and electro magnet to get free games since magnetic strips does not work in the same order. Only thing you could do with a electro magnet would be to uncharge a magnetic strip. But ill take a look at it for you and see if I can come up with a plan to get free games.

I belive that one should be able to build a farly small card recharger but as I said ill get back to you on that part


— Posted by Zambosan on 2:21 pm on Mar. 18, 2002

By necessity, you’re going to need a rather large electromagnet to damage electronic/magnetic equipment at a long distance.  Electric field strength falls off as the inverse square of the distance.  And if you applied a magnetic field to a blockbuster tape, you might not set off the alarm, but you’d also have a tape full of random crap… ever heard of a bulk eraser? 🙂


— Posted by nasor on 11:12 pm on Mar. 20, 2002

In order to make an electro-magnet you take a material that can be magnetized and you shape in such a way that it doesn’t make a full circuit (it doesn’t go around in a full circle).

Eh? Any time you have current moving through a conductor you will create an electromagnet. Take a copper wire and hook it up to the positive and negative terminals of a battery; you just made an electromagnet.

If you want to increase the strength of the field, just coil the wire so that there is a lot of current flowing around a small space.

What do you mean by ‘shape in such a way that it doesn’t make a full circuit?’ If there’s no circuit you will just induce an electrostatic charge on your conductor, not make a magnet.


— Posted by Zambosan on 10:01 am on Mar. 21, 2002

Creating a coil causes the magnetic flux generated at any given region of the wire to constructively interfere with that of its neighboring “turns”, increasing the flux density.  Wrapping around a core with high magnetic permeability has the effect of concentrating the flux further, since the magnetic field will prefer to expand in the direction of least resistance, and free space has a relatively low permeability.  Ferromagnetic materials like iron and ferrite are common.


— Posted by xenonalieninfo on 9:25 pm on April 2, 2002

try wraping copper around the iron instead of other shit


— Posted by Normonwatt on 9:23 am on April 4, 2002

You could also use a Hi-fi speaker.


— Posted by Arsinic on 9:34 am on April 4, 2002

If I was to insulate the coaled nail and weld another nale to it that cam out of the insulation with no coil would it be just as strong?


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