Smashing a huge magnet - The making-of
How our slow-motion video with monoliths came about
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Slow-motion videoOur strongest block magnet MONOLITH has an adhesive force of 200 kg. To better showcase its enormous strength, we smashed all sorts of objects in between two MONOLITHS and filmed the whole thing with a high-speed camera. The result is quite impressive:
Below we'd like to present to you the making-of of this video.
- Put on helmet, protective glasses, work gloves, long-sleeve clothing
- Keep a large safety distance to the colliding magnets
Seriously: These magnets are really intense and very dangerous, so it is imperative to review the safety tips.
Material needed2 wooden panels, adhesive UHU MAX REPAIR, screw clamps
1 MONOLITH was glued to the smaller wooden panel, which was then screwed together with the larger panel (in our case the green one in the picture). Thereafter, the larger panel was securely attached to the table with the screw clamps.
At least 5 victim monoliths with glued-on wooden handle, which ensures safe handling and that the magnets collide upright and don't tip over on the way.
Why do we call them "victim monoliths"? Well, none of them survived the severe collisions without damage - especially the corners and epoxy coating took a beating.