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Old 12-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #1191
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The ones linked to from the OP work really well.. quite pleased with them.. I'd recommend getting 4 though so you can double the power for larger stir bars... has a tough time holding onto a 2in


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Old 12-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #1192
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I'm using four magnets from two hard drives, and they will spin a 1 inch perfectly but not a 2 inch. However the 1 inch bar with a 12 V adapter has no problem stirring a 2 L starter in an Erlenmeyer flask. When I use a 9 V adapter it's not enough power and the bar gets thrown. I've learned in making this that no two are alike, there are a lot of factors in play and you really have to tweak it to get it just right. I'm using a cigarbox and what I'd like to try next is to cut out a square or circle in the lid to reduce the material between the magnet and the glass bottom. I'm hoping this will get better contact And a more powerful connection between the magnets and The stir bar


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Old 12-10-2012, 02:17 PM   #1193
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I am looking to build one of these, but I wanted to check and see if anyone had a couple magnets or one hard drive magnet they would sell?
Man... Go down to your local 'craft' store. Michaels, Hobby-Lobby etc. They have packages of 6 rare earth magnets for a few bucks.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:12 PM   #1194
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Man... Go down to your local 'craft' store. Michaels, Hobby-Lobby etc. They have packages of 6 rare earth magnets for a few bucks.
Hmm , ok ill have to go check them out.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #1195
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So I went to all my Radio Shacks, and home improvement stores and they didn't carry to right size magnets. Here is my Stir Plate....minus the magnets :/
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Thanks for the great tutorial!
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Try your local hobby/craft stores. Michaels or Hobby Lobby
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:47 PM   #1197
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The clear case is a sweet touch
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:13 AM   #1198
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The clear case is a sweet touch
Thanks!I found the case at walmart in the craft section with all the beads and jewelry equipment. I was going to for the " Look at my work" look. My dad has worked in electronics (Qualcomm) my whole life so I'm sure he will be happy with my little gadget. Although, i didn't do much, but follow instructions.

I also went to my local Michaels and they only had flexible magnets.
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Thanks! I was going to for the " Look at my work" look. My dad has worked in electronics (Qualcomm) my whole life so I'm sure he will be happy with my little gadget. Although, i didn't do much, but follow instructions.

I also went to my local Michaels and they only had flexible magnets.
Where did you get the clear case?
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Where did you get the clear case?
Walmart. Where they sell beads and jewelry making equipment. I also saw them at Michaels. Same general area.


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