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My fascination and love of magnets goes way back. As a kid I used to dismantle the motors of small appliances and toys with the sole purpose of extracting the magnets. I don't destroy things anymore to get magnets, but I still like them - a lot. I was very happy to accept the offer to [...]

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Ever toss a magnet at something to watch it stick? Simple but fun, right? Until you scratch or gouge the surface where the magnet lands. Brian Conti wanted to capture the fun of tossing magnets and watching them stick to things while avoiding damage to the magnet or the surface, so he created the crowedfunded Kickstarter [...]

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I'm more than a little fascinated with magnets. When I was a kid, I would take apart any device that I thought might have a magnet in it just so I could add it to my collection. As an adult, I still love magnets and recently had a 10 foot long steel sheet hung up [...]

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I'm not a man and don't wear neck ties, so I don't know how much suffering has been going on out there as far as ties that flap in the wind or hang haphazardly on your chest. I'm sure it's a tragic condition and for that fact I'm going to offer you the Magnetie solution. [...]

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We've reviewed a couple different types of magnetic sphere sets before, but these Nanodots seem to be a step above anything I've had the opportunity to play with. They are currently available in mega size and in different colors and are priced between $24.95 - $49.95 depending on color and the number of balls in [...]

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From Uncle Milton, the Force Glove disappointingly doesn't actually use the Force but rather magnets. :(  The glove is part of their educational Star Wars Science Range. By changing the polarity of the magnets, you can either "Force Push" or "Force Pull" the supplied Droids or Light Sabre. Available for $16.99 from the Uncle Milton [...]

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I find magnetic building sets to be irresistible. I love the pull, resistance and click clack noise as magnets snap together and pull apart. You've probably heard of or seen regular BuckyBalls before. They are small BB sized chromed rare earth magnets that can be arranged in really cool configurations. Three new Bucky sets are now [...]

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The founders of Nanodots (small spherical magnets) have created the world’s largest magnetic sculpture, replicating the Golden Globes awards statue made from more than 550,000 gold Nanodots. The sculpture, which was crafted in a Golden Globes gift suite in Hollywood, weighs more than 600 lbs! This sculpture has surpassed the previous world record of 32,786 [...]

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Well, I did it. I went ahead and bought a set of the Tegu blocks "for my son". If you will recall, these are wood blocks with magnets in them. This lets you create some unique structures with the box. The front of the box displays a rooster created out of the blocks. The options have [...]

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Tegu Blocks

One of the great things about being a geek and a dad is the new justification for purchasing that being a parent gives you. Sure, my wife did not really buy that the Star Wars Bobble-Heads I bought on Woot were for the boy, but it helped me justify the purchase. My latest interest is [...]

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Galileo Gravitator

Add some fun to your desk with the Galileo Gravitator from ScientificsOnline.  The Gravitator comes with four spheres decorated to look like Saturn, the Moon, Mars, and Jupiter.  The spheres float within the brass-colored cage of the Gravitator.  The base of the Gravitator have LEDs to illuminate the suspended globe, so it can be used [...]

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Desk DOTs are a set of six .79 inch (20mm) ceramic magnets. Use them as unique paper clips, fridge magnets, or a fun geek toy to keep you amused while at work. They remind me of a giant version of the CyberCube.

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I've loved playing with magnets since I was a kid. I remember that anytime something in the house would break that might have a motor in it, I would snatch it out of the trash, dismantle it and retrieve the
magnets from the motor. I even had a little metal fishing tackle box with tools and scavenged magnets that I kept under my bed. I was an odd child.
:o) Now that I'm an adult, I'm still odd and I still love  magnets. That's why I was really excited to be able to review two magnetic puzzle sets. One from NeoCube and one from CyberCube.

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