When it comes to this time of year, parents are dreading the need to keep their kids entertained across the entirety of the 6 weeks until school returns! Luckily however, we think we have a few ideas that can get you through those last few weeks while keeping the complaints from your children minimal and their entertainment levels high:
When you think about the many applications that First4Magnets’ Neodymium Magnets can be used for, the first thing that comes to mind might not be levitation. However, as you can see below, that’s exactly what the creative guys over at the Tonbridge School Physics Department have used them for!
May the 4th be with you this Star Wars Day!
For those who don’t know, Star Wars Day, formally known as May 4th, is a day where enthusiasts come together to celebrate the franchise! For instance in Sydney, one local burger bar has launched the Star Wars burger and here in the UK, entertainment stores are slashing prices on retro Star Wars games!
Here at FIRST4MAGNETS.COM, we are no different and we’re celebrating Star Wars Day with magnets! Our experts have been working with Darth Vader himself to levitate coins and today we’re giving you the chance to do the same with our step by step guide! In 4 easy steps you could have an amazing magnetic trick to show your friends and family.
May the magnetic force be with you!
Find out about British Science Week and how you can get involved!
Science is in the air as British Science Week 2017 gets underway! From the 10th – 19th March, a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths begins with schools, science enthusiasts and professionals getting involved in a range of events across the UK! Here is everything you need to know…
In this article, we are going to show you how you can create the simplest (possibly), but by far the most awesome (definitely) DIY electric train by using nothing more than a battery, some bare copper wire and two magnets. Before you stand aghast in disbelief and tell us it can’t be done, make sure you check our article on how to make a basic electric motor with almost identical materials.
At first4magnets, we recently got hold of some super slow motion cameras. Naturally. after having fun using them to film large neodymium magnets squashing things in 2000 frames per second, we thought it would be interesting to shoot a permanent magnet Gauss rifle in slow motion and explain how one works…