• Buckyballs – The best science kit toy for children and adult

    Original Buckyballs

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    Buckyballs are the best science kit toy that you can gift your kids. The best thing about buckyballs is that they can be used to make any kind of structures and shapes, as there are no rules or instructions. You can practically let run your kid’s imagination wild, if you choose to gift them magnetic ball toys like buckyballs.

    One of the best features of science kit toy from BuckyBalls is that they are made from high quality neodymium magnets, so that their magnetic force does not fade over time. A single set of BuckyBalls contain about 216 magnetic balls. The best thing about BuckyBalls is that they have high force of attraction; it has been proved that a single magnetic ball can hold the weight of all the remaining 216 magnetic balls.

    Since you need to use your own imagination for making different structures with bucky balls, playing with science kit bucky balls toy will greatly help in boosting the brain cell activity. Some people even use the science kit toy for teaching kids geometry, by letting them make geometric shapes by using magnetic balls in the science kit. One of the well-known uses of magnetic balls is that they act as stress-busters. Since you need to really concentrate on what you are doing while working with bucky balls, it will help in forgetting stress. Playing with bucky balls also helps in increasing the concentration of the person.

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  • How to build a Sphere with your Buckyballs?

    Looking for Buckyballs tricks, shapes, patterns, and how-tos? You came to the right place.

     

    Every few days we’ll be posting new tricks, games, shapes, how-to’s and more fun stuff you can do with your Buckyballs.

     

    This, our second installment of the series, is less of a trick really and more of joy. It takes 180 balls, two minutes, just a bit of know-how, and gumption. Why? Unclear. But a little gumption never hurt anything. Here’s how it’s done:

     

    Step 1 – Starting with a chain, break off 9 balls.
    Step 2 – Connect the ends to make a ring.
    Step 3 – This is the tricky bit; it’s just a pinch and a poke and your ring becomes a triangle. Confused? Try adding gumption… and watching the video above. Seeing it done makes everything that much easier.
    Step 4 – Make 19 more triangles and snap them together to form a sphere.

     

    Stay tuned… more Buckyballs instructions and tricks you can do are on the way!

  • Top 34 Things you can use your buckyballs to!

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    Buckyballs brings us so many funs. Amazing shapes are coming by Buckyballs users.
    Buckyballs users are basically scientists, looking for new and smart ways to use the high-power, Rare Earth magnet balls we can Buckyballs. In the years since we started selling them, we’ve seen and heard it all…. Every now and then though, we still hear something new. Some of the ideas that come across our desk are simply too good to keep secret.

    And so, without further ado, our Top 34 Things to play Your Balls, as suggested by Buckyballs users. Go ahead, try a few. You’ll be glad you did!

    1. Use a magnetic ball as wall stud finder

    2. Wear as a neodymium bracelet (some people think the magnetism can help your golf swing)

    3. Play darts on office cabinets

    4. Make art displays on your refrigerator

    5. Use a Buckyballs tube as handsome desktop pen or business card holder

    6. Use as a distraction from boredom at work (no really, it works!)

    7. Neodymium spheres like Buckyballs can double as “chick magnets”

    8. Dress up your cufflinks (looks good and saves your from boring meetings)”

    9.Walk on a ball of Buckyballs for an instant foot massage

    10. Use as a tapemeasure (216 Buckyballs = 3 feet long)

    11. Squish your magnet balls for an instant stress-relief

    12. Need even more stress relief? Try talking to your balls. Say anything. They never talk back or judge.

    13. Rare Earth magnet balls make excellent tinsel on Christmas trees

    14. Create a Neodymium ball level for hanging your new flat screen (it’s unclear how this works… but not 1 but 2 people sent us notes saying they’d done it!)

    15. String Buckyballs together for a light-switch pull

    16. Keep out sunlight with a magnet-ball curtain (you’ll need a lot, but your friends will envy your creation)

    17. Form Neodymium coasters for wine and beer glasses

    18. Dress like a knight in magnet ball chain-mail

    19. Buckyballs can, when shaped correctly, make excellent hats for your garden gnome

    20. Use them to fish keys out of the drains and other hard to reach spots

    21. Charm bartenders into giving you free drinks in return for letting them play with your balls (just saying it out loud should help make a friend or two)

    22. Hide-a-key using a single Neodymium sphere under your door frame

    23. Show your parents what you really learned at college

    24. Hang your glasses Grandma-style on a magnetic ball chain (works best with iron glasses)

    25. Count your Buckyballs as a modern-day abacus

    26. Create a pull-apart pinata

    27. Post pictures on the fridge

    28. Sculpt a paperweight

    29. Bookmark your favorite chapter

    30. They make great excuses: “Can’t do dinner tonight. I’ve got to wash my Buckyballs.”

    31. Confuse insane posses of clowns.

    32. Make your own chess set from magnet balls

    33. Tie a Buckyball ribbon on a birthday gift

    34. Write “Winning” on things that, well, won

    … and much, much more. 

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  • BuckyBalls Rare Earth Magnetic Desktoy

    Super-strong magnetic desktoy with hundreds of uses.

    It’s a desktoy. It’s a stress reliever. It’s a super-strong magnet. Snap, pull, mold, squeeze, and construct an endless variety of shapes with the BuckyBalls Magnetic Desktoy, a set of super-strong, rare earth neodymium magnetic spheres.

    With BuckyBalls, you can create cool shapes like cubes, cylinders, and pyramids. You can even play “darts” on your refrigerator. Or just use them as small, but strong magnets for displaying photos or holding papers.

    Available in several styles: Sidekick (125 nickel spheres), Original (216 nickel spheres), Executive Gold (216 spheres), and Executive Black (216 spheres).

    Features & specs

    • Made from neodymium rare-earth magnets
    • Super Strong – one BuckyBall can hold a half-pound wrench
    • Ages: Adults only (Keep away from all children)
    • Includes a plastic carrying case
    • Two sizes: 125 magnets (“Sidekick”) or 216 magnets (“Full”)
    • Full sizes available in nickel, black nickel, and gold
    • Sidekick available in nickel

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  • TDK plans to manufacture rare-earth magnets in South China

    TDK will begin to manufacture rare-earth magnets ( a kind of strong neodymium magnets) in south China.

    TDK Corp. said it will establish a joint venture in China’s southern Guangdong province in May to manufacture rare-earth magnets, for which global demand is expected to surge.

    The company said the joint venture, Guangdong TDK Rising Rare Earth High Technology Material Co., will be set up by three companies: TDK, Rising Nonferrous Metals Co., a Guangdong-based resource development company, and Tokai Trade Co., a Tokyo-based trading company.

    TDK will hold a 59-percent share in the $33-million venture while Rising Nonferrous Metals and Tokai Trade will have 37 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

    TDK manufactures various electronic devices for use in automobiles, IT equipment and other applications, as well as various magnets for industrial equipment.

    Japan took another step toward lessening its rare earths dependence today, announcing plans to drastically reduce consumption levels in response to China’s continued market dominance. Of particular concern to the Japanese government is dysprosium — a rare earth used in the production of high-powered magnets. China, which accounts for about 95 percent of the world’s rare earth supply, has been tightening export controls on the metal in recent months, sending global prices skyward. With its domestic supplies dwindling, Japan has now committed to reducing its dysprosium consumption by 30 percent over the next few years, as part of a $65 million initiative. Much of that money will presumably go toward helping manufacturers develop alternative production and recycling methods, as some already have. Toyota, for instance, has found a way to produce hybrid and electric vehicles without using dysprosium, while Mitsubishi, Panasonic and TDK are currently looking at ways to extract the metal from old air conditioners. If effective, the government’s program would reduce domestic consumption by between 200 and 400 tonnes per year.

  • 20pcs Disc rare earth magnet Ø 6 mm x 1.5 mm

    20pcs Strong Disc Neodymium rare earth magnet N45 Ø 6 mm x 1.5 mm

    20pcs Disc rare earth magnet Ø 6 mm x 1.5 mm

    20pcs Disc rare earth magnet Ø 6 mm x 1.5 mm

    These magets are strong enough for craft or home diy work like fridge magnets.
    The specification :

    Material NdFeB
    Shape Disc
    Magnetization Axial
    Diameter 6 mm
    Height 1.5 mm
    Tolerance +/- 0,1 mm
    Coating Nickel-plated (Ni-Cu-Ni)
    Property N45
    Strength approx. 600g
    Max. working temperature 80°C
    Weight 0.31 g x 20

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  • Tiny but strong – Disc Neodymium Magnets N48 Rare Earth

    It’s tiny,  but It’s Strong !

    A range of small neodymium magnets which are ideal for use in model and craft work. These magnets are often used in specialist jewellery applications as well as art projects. Parts and accessories of various models can be attached, removed and repositioned with ease by introducing a pair of attracting tiny magnets.

    Strong Neodymium N48 Disc Rare Earth Magnets 3mm x 1 mm

    Strong Neodymium N48 Disc Rare Earth Magnets

    Strong Neodymium N48 Disc Rare Earth Magnets

    Each magnet can support a steel weight of up to 0.21kg vertically from the magnetic face when in flush contact with a mild steel surface of equal thickness to the magnet. Each magnet can also support up to 0.042kgs in a shear position before beginning to slide down a steel surface under the same conditions.

     

    100 x Strong Neodymium N48 Disc Rare Earth Magnets 3mm x 1 mm for $2.99 + free shipping

  • What is the history of permanent magnets in east

    Man-shaped compass mounted on a chariot

    Man-shaped compass mounted on a chariot

    The first reported application of naturally occurring permanent magnet material is in the Chinese chronicles. It has been reported 2 that the best prepared caravans that crossed the Gobi desert, from the minarets of the kingdoms of the Kushans to the imperial pagodas on the banks of the Yangtze, contained a white camel. In a clay pot full of water, protected by a carved wooden box mounted between the humps of the albino beast, floated a cork containing a piece of magnetized iron. The edges of the pot were painted in four colors: red for south, black for north, green for east and white for west. This primitive compass enabled the caravaner to navigate across the sands. In the Chinese chronicles there are also descriptions of magnetic gates, which restricted the access of armed ill wishers, and magnetic roadways made possible by the magic stone chu-shih. These stones, simply magnetic iron ore, were also known as ‘loving stones’ because their attraction for pieces of iron was similar to the love parents have for their children.

    One Chinese legend relates that Emperor Huang-Ti, nearly 5000 years ago, had a chariot made on which was mounted a small man with an outstretched arm. This arm, Figure 1, always pointed South, so that Huang-Ti’s armies were able to attack their enemies from the rear in a fog and defeat them.

    Chinese spoon compass

    Chinese spoon compass

     

    The stories of camel and chariot mounted compasses may be apocryphal, but Chinese encyclopedias state that magnetic needles were used as compasses on ships in 400 BC, and there exists a 1000 year old Chinese compass resembling a traditional painted spoon, see Figure 2.

    Notwithstanding these early oriental excursions into permanent magnetism, the principal development of permanent magnet materials has been undertaken in Europe.

  • How to make shapes with 3mm mini Buckyballs Neocube


    The mini edition of Bucky balls (Neo cube) consists of 216 Super powerful Neodymium rare earth magnets (single grain magnetic ball 3 mm in diameter) that will stimulate the creative juices in your brain.
    The balls can be composed of countless shapes, some of them you may not know how to call it. Because you will be the one who created it. Through the Amazing Balls, you can simply increase your intuitive of geometry and mathematics. You can use Amazing Balls as an educational tool combine the textbook to learning. Then you can get a better understanding of the geometry theoretical and practical knowledge.

    Warning:
    Keep Away From Children Under 3 Years Old!
    Do not put in nose or mouth.
    Swallowed magnets can stick to intestines causing serious injury or death.
    Seek immediate medical attention if magnets are swallowed or inhaled.

  • The history of Permanent magnets in Europe

    A naturally occurring permanent magnet material, a variety of magnetite, Fe3O4, known as a lodestone was known to the Greeks. The name lodestone, or alternatively and incorrectly loadstone, was derived from its navigational property of seeking the lodestar. The names magnetite, magnetism and all their derivatives stem from the name of the district where lodestones were found to be plentiful, Magnesia. The microstructural origin of the coercivity of lodestones, typically 10 kA/m, was shown to be due to a fine intergrowth of Fe2O3produced by oxidation in the Fe3O4material. This fine microstructure acts as an in homogeneity impeding magnetic reversal, by restricting the motion of the magnetic domain walls, thereby increasing the coercivity of the material. Thales of Miletus, circa600 BC, and many other Greek philosophers of the period from 400 to 200 BC described the attractive property of lodestones. Later, Lucretius in “De natura reru” described the repulsion of lodestones, but it was the development of artificial permanent magnets made by ‘touching’ iron needles with a lodestone which was the first transition in the improvement of permanent magnet materials. It is not possible to locate accurately the first production of artificial permanent magnets. At the beginning of the 13th century, the French troubadour Guyot de Provins called Hugue de Bercy by Hoppe 6describes, in
    his satirical poem “La Bibl,” the use of a touched needle in a straw floating on water. It is claimed that the inhabitants of Amalfi particularly the jeweler Flavio Gioia made compasses, similar to today’s instruments with a rotating disc marked out in divisions, at the beginning of the 13th century. Peter Peregrinus, in his famous treatise “Epistola and Sygerum de Foucoucourt milite de magnet,” in 1269, stated that an oblong piece of iron which had been touched by a lodestone would turn toward the pole if floated on a piece of wood. He also discovered that two regions of the magnetite, now called magnetic poles, attracted a piece of iron more strongly then the rest of the magnetite. During the next three centuries, the alchemists attempted to develop lodestones as a facilitator for the change of base metal into gold, as an aphrodisiac, as a talisman to attract the opposite sex, etc. This extensive period, which produced no improvements in the properties of permanent magnets, was terminated by the publication of the first great work in the field of magnetics.