· "Quite challenging sometimes, and for someone who isn't used to building with magnets at all I think it can be frustrating."
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The need to make is what makes us.
Once you learn not to crush creations with your giant fingers, Micromagnets are undeniably enjoyable. Like other magnet spheres, Micromagnets have unique and inimitable characteristics so valuable in research, teaching, tactile therapy, and art. Creative energy is flame that can be stoked bigger, or wasted away.
A busy mind will see 432 Micromagnets as a great short-term imagination outlet in the workplace. A focused spirit with a set of 1728 Micromagnets will find countless hours of challenge, and a smart medium of creative expression.
Magnetic Field Viewer
For use as a Micromagnet separation tool and also as a magnetic field viewer.
The thin film will appear lighter when magnetic field lines are parallel to the film, and darker when magnetic field lines are mostly perpendicular to the surface.
Do NOT use the MFV card for separating full size magnet spheres like Zen Magnets. The green film consists of tiny ferromagnetic oil cells, which will rupture from the pinching pressure of typical magnet spheres. Do not fold or crush the MFV card.
Vs. 5mm Magnets
"What are these? Magnets for ants?"
Those experienced with 5mm magnets (Zen Magnets, Buckyballs, Neoballs, etc) will transition to 2.5mm Micromagnets relatively painlessly. Initial reactions range from pleasant surprise to feeling constrained. Greater mobility and lower price are obvious benefits.
Some manipulation techniques, such as pinching, won't be possible. Fingernails and good near vision are strongly recommended. Most of the same structures are possible, however construction will be more difficult with Micromagnets. Shapes once challenging are now frustratingly difficult; what was once frustrating is now nearly impossible.
THE BATTLE CONTINUES
Purchasing Compliance Micromagnets supports the fight against CPSC's magnet set ban.
It's like we're here discussing mastery and technique with an intelligent community about a high skill hobby-craft, then nanny takes our precision scissors, and says we're only allowed children's safety scissors.
Given a choice between Compliance Magnets and no magnets at all, we choose Compliance Magnets. But don't get us wrong. The CPSC's attempt to remove proper magnet spheres from the US market for all ages, in all states, is still disproportionately irrational regulation championed by unelected regulators, based on dishonest data and baseless assumptions, to create unclear, ineffectual rules, despite the greatest historical public opposition.
Meanwhile Europe is still laughing at the US for banning Kinder Eggs.
Where to find Zen Magnets and other 5mm spheres.
Due to the current magnet set ban, we cannot import more Zen Magnets to sell. However we do have a few hundred final sets of Zen Magnets and specific colors of Neoballs that we will be released November 2015. There will be no more Zen Magnets or 5mm Neoballs for sale after that until the import ban is defeated.
"Why can't I, as a responsible adult, purchase proper 5mm magnets for myself?" Good luck getting an answer from anybody on that one. Does that make you sad? Perhaps you should go skiing, or go jump on a trampoline, or go ride a motorcycle to the liquor gun store instead.
Though even after we're completely out of the top quality Zen Magnets there will always be high-priced industrial magnet sources around..