This page will keep you up to date on the changes to the Magnet Man site so you don't have to hunt and peck to see what's new or different!
Please note: the information at the end of several articles refers to the part number of that item at the source indicated. Arbor is Arbor Scientific, ScientificsOnline is ScientificsOnline, AS&S is American Science and Surplus, EdIn is Educational Innovations.
(some possible additions in the future)
Expand page on constructing the floating pie pan experiment
Expand page about levitating an aluminum sphere above a coil
Expand page about levitating an aluminum sphere between two coils
How to make a magnetic can crusher
How to make a simple 3 phase ac motor drive
How to build an aluminum can motor
What are you interested in?
Added Magnetic Putty
Several changes were made including:
updated or removed broken links
added youtube video links to several of the magnetic items
replaced Picosearch with SiteLevel for the site-search
How do magnets really work?
What really is a magnetic field?
How much energy does a magnet store?
Twelve fundamentals of magnetism
Designing magnetic circuits
Youtube video and animation links
Magnets in the news
updated pentominoes page with new puzzles and videos
Added http://www.overnightprints.com/magnets-for-kids as a link on maglinks.htm
Updated first4magnets.com as a sponsor
Updated first4magnets.com as a sponsor
Corrected dead links
Expanded Magnet Math
Removed BuyMagnets.com as a sponsor
Added first4magnets.com as a sponsor
Added "Rising Force" to list of good books on magnetism
Updated the hits counter chart.
Added BuyMagnets.com as a sponsor
Added an aluminum pipe kit
Added toys for the executive
Added source for ferrofluid
Added Levitationarts for levitating assembly
Added a magnetic toy
Updated the hits counter chart. We passed 4 million hits today!
Added a North-South Magnetic Pole indicator circuit
Added info on how to buy a Hall Effect Device
Added new levitators
Added new magnetic puzzles and toys
Added new magnetic base
Added new books
Added info on visit to Technorama
Added new non-magnetic toys and puzzles
Added new links to magnetic art
Added new display with two DC electromagnets
Updated number of hits
Updated info in bio
Added links to Steve Spangler Science to page with links to other sites and to suppliers page
Added Shaw Magnets to suppliers page
Added info on new MOVA rotating globe to page - a very well engineered product
Disney store full of magnets - Magnetron
Lego store in Downtown Disney has magnetic frames
Added info on titanium being non-magnetic
Added Tetris Cube to page
Added photo of motor from hard drive
Link to Scott Joplin's Magnetic Rag
New caricature added
Updated the hits counter chart. We passed 3 million hits at the end of August, 2008!
Added a link to Mag-Num Consulting Services on page with links to other sites
Added info on new levitating globe to page
Added info on mag-jig to page
Added link to ScienceCastle.com to page
Added a link to Applied Magnets on magnet supplies page
Added a page about Magnets and Art
Added some graphics to help explain the Magnets in Motion
Added a caricature made of me
Added info on tops
Added information about the perpetual top
Added link on ideas for perpetual motion machines
Added links on making your own generator
Added links on magnetic levitation
Added Ball of Whacks to page on toys
Added photo of a string of 100 magnetic spheres
Added photos of an electronic compass and a link showing how to build one
Added a super book, "Mondo Magnets"
Added links on linear motors
Added new links to Christian Seminaries and Biblical Studies
Updated citation information
Updated number of hits
Removed incorrect phone number for kaleidoscope
Updated link for Mike Gasperi's Lego NXT robotics
Updated Lodestone Industries on magnet supplies page (used to be Quantum Magnetics)
Added LED Gyroscope Top and Cupid's Arrow to the electromagnetic toys page
Added AcroBots to the magnetic toys page
Added MagCraft banner to magnet supplies page
Added the game Polarity to more magnetic toys
Added balancing pen to more magnetic toys
Added cell phone vibrator motor to DC Motors
Added homopolar motor to DC Motors - really cool!
Added new book by Dr. Brauer to books page
Added update safety notice
Added the notice above regarding linking to this web site
Added item to magnetic toys
Added globe to more magnetic toys
Added the Maxwell's Motor to DC Motors
Added European supplier for NIB magnets
Added link to hyperphysics
Added items to executive toys
Added items to magnetic toys
Added info to more magnetic toys
Added items to electromagnetic toys
Set up images so you can click on them to start the animated gif file in Magnets in Motion
Added better images for these pages: field01, field02, field03, field04, field05, field06, field11, field12, field13
Added images of fields around a wire and pairs of wire that carrying current
Added references to videos in section of books and videos
Added information on how magnets are made
Cleaned up the magindex page
Modified links and added banners to:
SargentWelch lots of science supplies
ScienceKit lots of science supplies
Ward's Natural Science lots of science supplies
Changed Edmund links to ScientificsOnline
Added banners for ScientificsOnline
Added page on how to care for your magnets
Modified page on magnetic fields
Added page on visualizing magnetic fields
Modified page with the gallery of magnetic fields and added 106 diagrams of fields
Kept old gallery of fields, but moved to maggallery
Added page on how to shield a magnet
Added information on how to make the levitation kit stable electronically
Added information on making a monopole
Added information on the Jumping Ring experiment
Added another version of the Soma cube
Added Wooden Puzzles to the Executive Toys
Added magnetic rocks to things you can buy
Added information on magnetic paint
Added links to magnetic chuck sites
Added Google Search and Ads to the ends of most pages - helping you find stuff
Added Google Search and Google Ads to certain pages
Added links to link page
Created mirror of this site at www.coolmagnetman.com which is much easier to remember
Added levitation kit experiment from Guy Marsden
Updated address for "Just A Lil' Toy Store"
Added link to a Science Fair information site
Added links to ShopPBS Science & Math
Added link to site with electromagnetic suspension kit http://www.arttec.net/Levitation/Kit.html
Added Magnetoids to list of cool toys
Fixed typos and removed broken links
Updated hits page
Added more animated gifs to Magnets in Motion, showing how fields move with magnets
Added magnet suppliers and links.
Added Magnets in Motion, showing how fields move with magnets
Added formulas and octahedron to "Make-Your-Own-Sculptures"
Added photo of magnetically rechargeable flashlight
Added photo of new floating globe
Added http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com/ as a source for magnets
Added Magnet University to links page
Added more photos of "Make-Your-Own-Sculptures"
Added photos of experiment showing diamagnetic property of water
Added photos of experiment with a doorbell
Added new patent and schools to vita
Added "Previous", "Home", "Next" links to the top of each page
Corrected some misspellings and other minor changes
Added links concerning biomagnetic therapy
Added virtual physics link to links page
Added another virtual physics link
Updated link on maglev trains (this has the info from http://bmes.ece.utexas.edu/~jcamp/physics/)
Added Geomag toy
Added Joe Bender
Added diamagnetic levitator page and to toys
Added Amazing Magnets as a source for magnets
Added "Make-Your-Own Sculpture"
Added "Highly Recommended for Educational Usefulness" award from Schoolzone to the main page
Added Arabesk link to Executive Toys
Updated the hit chart
Updated link to Dowling Magnets
Added search engine for web site
Filled in information on Hall Effect devices materials
Added a digit to the hit counter
Removed a dead link from magfield.htm
Updated the hit chart
Added page on How do Magnets Work?
Fixed link for science fair project on magnetic fields
Added links to resources for teachers
Added schematic for the simple gaussmeter
Added the Home-Built Magnetic Levitator
Added a big list of uses for magnets and electromagnets around the house and car
Added more photos and text about the simple AC motor
Added link to a commercial magnetic levitator on page
Added an Easy Electromagnet Experiment
Added Make a Speaker!
Added a link to the Pentominoes page
Cleaned up the schematics for the gaussmeter and options
Added the Ball Bearing Launcher experiment
Added links to amazon.com for books on magnets
Added link to the Magnet Shop in Australia
Added SciLink to the page describing the pendulum experiment
Added info on FREE Student Version of Ansoft's Maxwell 2D software
Added info on collecting micrometeorite dust
Corrected some of the hypertext links and spellings
Corrected spelling errors (clever, not cleaver!)
Added a couple of new links about magnetic suspension and sculptures
Added links for high voltage kits and for software for simulating electrical circuits
Additional information on where to find magnesium
(Thank you to those who have written with the above suggestions and corrections!)
By the way, it appears that the link to http://bmes.ece.utexas.edu/~jcamp/physics/ is no longer active. This was an excellent site. I'll try to see if it has been moved to another location or if I can publish a copy of it.
Added SciLink to the page describing the copper pipes experiment
Updated chart showing number of hits
Added photos and descriptions of more DC motors
Added photos of "The Plank" to Electromagnets
Added photo of a solenoid from a dishwasher to Solenoids
Added photos of battery powered electromagnet to Cool Electromagnet Toys
Added photos of dissecting a speaker to Electromagnets
Added photos of a Jacob's Ladder in a box to Electromagnets
Added photos of using BB's to measure the strength of magnets
Added photos of the Levitron Perpetuator working
Added photos of a Perpetual Calendar using magnets
Added photos of unusual configurations with superconductors
Added photos of the Zero Gravity Levitator toy, here too
Added photos of a demo of Fleming's Left Hand Rule
Added photos of transformer action using AC electromagnets
Added info on the sun's magnetic field flipping every 11 years at the peak of the sunspot activity
Added photo on an Atomic Clock
Fixed patent links since the site changed from IBM to delphion.
Expanded and modified page on inexpensive Gaussmeter.
Showed the three pages of Gaussmeter information on the magindex.htm.
Added link to http://www.greatsouth.net/ for minerals on What is attracted to magnets?
Added photos of Meissner effect.
Greatly expanded page on What is magnetism?
Added page on What types of magnets are there?
Added page on What affects the strength of a magnet?
Expanded page on What is near the Geographic North Pole, ...?
Expanded page on Magnetism in space
Added page on Is there free energy in magnets?
Greatly expanded page on What is attracted to magnets?
Greatly expanded page on How strong are magnets?
Greatly expanded page on What do magnetic fields look like?
Added page on Magnet math
Added page on Magnetism and biology
Expanded page on Superconductivity
Added page on Solenoids.
Greatly expanded section on Experiments with motors
Added an item to the Pentominoes page.
Added some more cool new items to the end of the page of Executive Toys.
Added info on brushless DC motors and fixed link on page.
Added the key to items that have experiments you can buy or build.
I think I touched just about every page.
Added some cool new items to the end of the page of Executive Toys.
Corrected the hit counter. Added 40,000 to the present number.
Fixed the link to http://www.oz.net/~coilgun/levitation/home.htm
Added link to the list of sites on AC motor design
Noted change in the hit counter. It was reset sometime in March 2000.
Added the page on Types of Magnets.
Added the three navigation boxes (previous page, home page, next page) to each page. So now you can visit every page in this site by clicking on the "NEXT" button at the bottom of each page. (Hope you like those horseshoe magnets!)
Removed a dead link.
Added to list of ways to levitate objects.
Added some great links to sites on the science of magnets, how to design magnets, and magnetic glossaries.
Added another link to show the North and South poles of Earth.
Added link to a handbook on Copper Pipes (Tubes).
Added science fair project information to page on How strong are magnets?.
Added project information to page on Suspended Objects.
Added a few more choice links to the list, again.
Added items to Executive toys without magnets, including a Jacob's Ladder and Drinking Bird.
Added items to Cool toys you can buy.
Added a section on magnetic minerals to What's attracted to magnets?.
Added an improvement to Magnetic Plumb.
Added page and links on Magnetism in space.
Added pages and links on AC and DC motors. Important addition! Don't miss this!
Added several books to the list.
Added a few more links to the list, too.
Added a couple of field views to the list and a link with animated fields.
Added this page on What's New.
Added photos of large floating donuts and other smaller donuts.
Added free magnetic field FEA link.
Added links on Suspended Objects.
Added link to pioneers in electromagnetism.
Added link to science museums.
Added link to Magnetic Formulas.
Added photo of another chaotic pendulum, ROMP.
Added photo of magnetic sculpture toy.
Added page on Modifications to the Gaussmeter.
Added bio to the Demo page.
Added link to "How Strong are Magnets?" page.
Added links to "Who else has cool stuff on magnets?" page.
Added page on building a Gaussmeter.
Added information on where to obtain items for levitating train.
Added links to "Suspended Objects" page.
Modified links page.
Added pages on pentominoes, puzzles and executive toys without magnets.
Added more magnetic toys to the other pages.
Added links to pages on earth's magnetic poles and material attractions.
Modified reference to Grolier Encyclopedia.
Added link to future Gaussmeter page.
Added plots of fields from simulation program, Ansoft.
Put Magnet Man page on the net.