February 2011 - Posts

Neodymium Sphere Magnets - A basic PowerPoint illustration
Mon, Feb 28 2011 1:29

In this article, I would like to briefly talk about Neodymium Sphere Magnets. For those who are not sure what this is all about, basically, one makes use of small (but strong) Neodymium magnets (usually consists of 216 magnets, in the size of 5mm in diameter) to make limitless shapes ranging from abstract to geometry and flat to 3D. It is marketed under several brand names such as NeoCube, Nanodots, Zen Magnets, CyberCube, and Buckyballs to name a few. Like any magnets, each sphere has its north and south pole and thus do not simply attract in any direction of your choice.

Of course, these magnets are completely unrelated to PowerPoint. However, what i'm trying to show you in this article, is a simple illustration, done using PowerPoint, showing how sphere magnets couple and link with one another, and how a basic hexagon consisting of 6 magnetic spheres can be used to form different designs through coupling and linking these magnetic spheres. With the help of PowerPoint 2010, it is also very easy to create this illustration digitally. An example would be the alignment preview which allows you to perfectly align every magnetic sphere, and also the good old Total Animation Count trick, which enables you to count the number of spheres. 

Do check out the Neodymium Sphere Magnets PowerPoint Illustration here: Download



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