Axially magnetized. Typical
Parts were purchased for a new design. The core of this design was a tubular magnet, or a hollow cylinder, which was diametrically magnetized. The magnet measured
OD = 0.250" 6.4mm
ID = 0.100" 2.5mm
L. = 0.250" 6.4mm
Magnet next to brass #2 wood screw
A #2 wood screw was purchased to act as the axel of the spinner. To hold the screw in place a hole punch was used on a label to get a small circle of self argive paper. The small disc of paper was applied to the end of a magnet and the wood screw was slowly passed through by using a screwdriver. A nylon flanged spacer was purchased to be the tube where the spinner rotates. The flanged spacer and spinner were set on a piece of label applied to a desk surface and the spacer was rotated in order to rotate the compass spinner which returned to the same orientation each time. A video was recorded of the compass spinner's behavior.
Small disc of adhesive label
Stick paper applied to magnet
Screw coming through paper
Nylon spacer to hold compass spinner
Testing the compass spinner
- Create + Build feedback mechanism
- Test + Evaluate
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