Key Magnets!

Jesse had the clever idea recently of recycling his hold hard drive by taking it apart and removing the powerful magnet within to use as a key holder. Video here.

Magnets are Awesome!

When he visited a week or two ago, we realized that I could do the same thing with a busted subwoofer that I had to get rid of. We took it apart, retrieved the magnet off of the speaker, and I mounted it under the lip of my kitchen cabinets.

Check it out!

Magnet Keyholder
The hanging keys of Mike D.

Subwoofer Magnet
A Subwoofer Magnet, recycled

It should be noted that most keys are non-magnetic. But keyrings are magnetic. So the next time you’re looking at throwing out a speaker or a hard drive, remember that there are sweet magnets inside!

Thanks to Jesse for the great idea.

4 thoughts on “Key Magnets!

  • 3/22/2010 at 10:10 am

    Is that first photo of your keys Photoshopped, MikeD? They look rediculously large. Like old person keys that are so large they can’t lose.

    • 3/22/2010 at 11:15 am

      On the yellow wall? Those are Jesse’s keys. Hanging from under the cabinet? Those are mine.

      Photoshopping did not go down for either photo.

      • 3/22/2010 at 1:26 pm

        Oh Nevermind! I see it now. No the First picture of your kitchen. Its a matter of perspective. To me it looks like your keys are hanging over your stove, not the counter closest to the camera. Thats why they look huge to me. They are close up but I thought they were far away.


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