Magnet Toy

  1. Dec 29, 2005 #1
    can some one help me out wit this it says to squeeze them a little bit but i have no idea what they are saying i have a pair just like em but i cant make em do anything this site says, can any one offer any help?

    http://scientificsonline.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_3101302
     
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  3. Dec 29, 2005 #2

    Moonbear

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    No idea. Looks like the sort of thing you'd need to see someone do to understand those instructions, or else just keep fiddling with them until you figure it out for yourself.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2005 #3

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  5. Dec 29, 2005 #4
    Holy crap those videos are boring. Who would find that amusing?
     
  6. Dec 29, 2005 #5

    Aether

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    Stuart Larkin...maybe? [​IMG]
     
  7. Dec 29, 2005 #6

    Danger

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    Just keep messing around with them, if you can stay awake. You'll figure out the 'tricks' pretty quickly. Personally, I got bored sick half-way through the second clip. That noise that they make is also very annoying.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2005 #7

    JamesU

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    I was looking away while the video loaded, little did I know that my volume was turned all the way up...
     
  9. Dec 29, 2005 #8

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    :rofl: :rofl: LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL ROFL :rofl: :rofl: I've seen those before, they're like black hematite, and are commonly called "oidz."

    This is how you do it:
    Hold one in each hand, and throw them up in the air so that they meet.
    Make sure you catch it when they fall.

    ITS SO FUN!! I COULD DO IT FOR HOURS!!!

    Seriously, that's what you do. At their apex, the magnets end up spinning and vibrating around each other very fast, and make an interesting loud noise. I like that toy a lot.

    Another fun way you can do it, is to place them parallel to each other on a table, and within each other's reach, realease your grip.

    Here's the site:
    http://www.oidz.co.uk/
     
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  10. Dec 29, 2005 #9

    Moonbear

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    :rofl: :rofl:

    Those videos are awful. :eek: Do they think those will actually help sell the things? The videos make them look like nothing more than an upgrade on a pet rock. :rofl:
     
  11. Dec 31, 2005 #10
    ...what a let down, the way they described it sonded like it could do cool things, all that stuff was kinda obvious
     
  12. Dec 31, 2005 #11
    yeah, how are they different than just regular magnets?
     
  13. Dec 31, 2005 #12
    they are about 5 dollars different
     
  14. Dec 31, 2005 #13

    Moonbear

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    They're shiny and have a cool shape so they make more noise. :biggrin: As the first link suggested, they're for fidgeters. Not so much a toy as something to keep your hands busy if you're prone to mutilating paperclips while sitting around reading stuff or whatever. At least, that's what they look like to me. They seem like a great way to really annoy a roommate who likes complete quiet for studying. :devil: :rofl:
     
  15. Jan 8, 2006 #14
    I still can't believe people buy these, I should make my own awesome magnetic toys.....
     
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