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Magnetti = Magnetic Confetti

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:06 am    Post subject: Magnetti = Magnetic Confetti Reply with quote

Although the background story as to why I thought it a good idea to cut
up magnets would be an interesting topic in itself, suffice to say that, the
remains, what is left over after I have gotten the desired product, is in
the form of thin strips of magnet laminated with some kind of vinyl.
Typically, it is 1/8th inch wide, 20 mills thick, and a 4-6 inches long. Not
quite confetti-shaped, but with a few snips, it could be.

So, now I wonder, what use could this waste product, magnetic confetti,
or, or as I like to call it, "magnetti", be?

I know that magnets can be dangerous for credit cards and computer
memory devices, but I haven't noticed any effect on these items from having
casual contact with my somewhat more magnetized environment.
Is magnetti hazardous? Aside, I mean in the way that any similar thing
might be, as in, little bits of plastic that will have to go to a dump
eventually (no recycling), and form a choking hazard, for babies, etc.

Those qualities limit its application, but not overly. Magnetti, couldn't
be used as confetti, unless you were prepared to sweep it *all* back
up and throw it away, or "clean it".

Is there a reason not to just throw it away?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that I think of it, I do recall something similar. It was a toy.
There was a strong magnetic base, and small steel pieces that could be used
to form sculptures. In *my* case, the small pieces are (lightly) magnetized,
and there may or may not be a base.

A sculpture, a toy, a game, Jenga for magnets, a puzzle?
Glued together to make a "craft" fridge magnet?
"Woven" together to make a magnetic "filter"?

Your tinfoil hat is no longer enough to stop the rays from penetrating.
Magnetti to the rescue.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, when I google for magnetti "magnetic confetti"

I find only a few instances: the name of an artwork, a style of
jewelry that converts from a necklace to a bracelet using magnetic
clasps, and a deeply diverse category of products, seemingly an
error.

Apparently, nobody has thought about magnetic scraps in exactly
these terms.
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