Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society
C/O Ann Celento
312 Hawthorne Street
Canonsburg PA, 15317
August 2013 Newsletter
Free Magnets and What We Can Do With
powerful magnets can be salvaged from old Hard Drives.
all computer hard drives have strong (rare earth)
magnets in them.
Remove case & carefully remove platters
and other parts that are in the way.
platters are GLASS & are very,
very fragile and easily converted to SHARP pieces!
|Here is a typical hard drive with the cover
removed. The magnets are in the circled area.
Here is my collection of rare earth magnets.
|One thing that you can do with them is to
make clamps. In the photo below the object with the 15
holes is a piece of steel from my milling machine.
The magnets are being used to hole pieces of
clear plastic in perfect alignment for gluing.
You can use any piece of steel or iron that is
square as the backing for the clamping system. It works
very well and the price is right!