Banner day today on Animeyes! After scouring the net over the weekend for 5mm x 5mm neodymium rod magnets for my homerolled solenoids, and running into ebay shipping roadblocks and crazy prices and fees, <breath>, I found an amazing supplier of magnets right here in Waterloo.
Indigo Instruments over on Lexington Ct has some crazy cool array of neo magnets, in stock. I ordered by phone this morning and picked them up with cash in hand late this afternoon. Friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Wide selection. Please note: it’s not walk-in. You need to order by phone and arrange a time for pickup. Giddiup.
I picked up some 5mm x 5mm and 5mm x 7.5mm rod magnets to test drive. The 5mm mags perfectly fit the drinking straws I’m using for the plunger! These are N42 grade, so stronger than I’ve used so far, so I’d like to see how they perform in the straw solenoid before buying 200 of them. This is so delightful to find this local supplier. It’s like the first time I discovered the Metal Supermarket.
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