Printed magnets may be the coolest thing you see all day

By Shawn Knight
Mar 23, 2016
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  1. The basics of magnets are pretty simple. You've got a north and south pole and as we learned in grade school, opposites attract and similar poles repel. A company by the name of Correlated Magnetics has done some serious thinking outside of the box to create what they call "programmable" magnets - otherwise known as polymagnets.

    Destin Sandlin, host of the YouTube channel Smarter Every Day, recently visited the company to investigate how they're able to print magnetic designs on the surface of magnets. What they're essentially doing is creating a custom magnetic field on the face of any magnet that both attracts and repels.

    As you'll see, the technology is so new that its creators haven't even had enough time to think through all of the potential applications.

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  2. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Addict Posts: 270   +138

    Video did not disappoint.
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,517   +677

    Impressive would be an understatement. To imagine a more efficient magnetically driven pump, security applications, sophisticated magnetic readers .... the list is endless. Here is an invention that, over time, is certainly going to have a drastic impact on the world .... not to mention just making playing with magnets a whole lot more fun!
    wastedkill likes this.
  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,142   +482

    This sums me up
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  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,341   +1,939

    Awesome. I'll never look at magnets the same way again.
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  6. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 819   +385

    Wow...just wow!
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,588   +278

    Fantastic. Strong magnetic clasps that you rotate to unlock.
  8. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,322   +263

    Nothing to impress the internet more than magnets, such wonderful hunks of metal. I had the same reaction to the spring latch magnet when I watched this yesteday ha ha ha~

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