WARNING

Practice responsible magnet usage! RARE EARTH MAGNETS ARE NOT TOYS. If magnets are ingested or aspirated to the lungs, immediate medical attention is required. Don’t leave them around animals, or children who don’t understand the dangers. Always communicate these dangers when sharing magnets.

PROPER MAGNET STORAGE

Ideal storage shape for magnet spheres is in a hexagon shape. The hex shape ensures minimal magnetic interference with external objects, such as pacemakers, computers, an any delicate external storage devices. The hex is also a great way to keep count of your magnets. A set of 216 yields 12 hexes made of 18 magnets.

HOW TO CREATE HEXAGONS

 

Hexagon creation step 1

To create a hexagon, create a ring of 6 at the end of a chain, and then wrap the chain around the ring of 6.

36 Hexagon Shape

Once the chain has wrapped around the ring of 6 once, you have a hexagon made of 18 magnets. If you wrap the chain around once more, the hexagon will contain 36 magnets. Continue creating hexagons with the remainder of your magnets.

Connecting Hexes

Next, connect all of them by the side in a long chain. Make sure the hexes are not interlocking at the connection, but rather that the magnets touch peak to peak.

Stacking Hexagons

Then, starting at one end, flip a hex onto the next connected hex, and flip flop across the whole chain until all are connected. Now you have a stack of hexes. Keep in a safe place!