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How ARE those ND (Neodymium Magnets) Made?

10 July 2018 12:34:46 PM AEST

We at Alond have sold ND magnets for years, and hadn't the slightest idea how they were made.

Michael Brand at SM Magnetics gives us a great non-technical explanation of what it takes to make a simple ND magnet.

Eleven steps, keep away from any oxygen, don't actually make it magnetic until the last step!

Who knew?

https://supermagnetman.com/blogs/news/neodymium-magnet-manufacturing-eleven-not-so-easy-steps

Thanks, Michael.

Posted in News By Joe

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Makerspace Badge Making Challenges

25 June 2018 3:38:00 PM AEST

MakerSpace: Badge (Button) Maker Challenges, Set up challenges for your students/teens/library visitors, encourage their creativity...

Makerspace badge making challenges:

http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2016/06/makerspace-button-maker-challenges/

Encourage them to do more than just badge make using a photo!

There are two PDF pages at the bottom of the link, the first PDF has 14 challenge cards!

Posted in News By Joe

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Electronic Badges

18 June 2018 11:24:50 AM AEST

Electronic LED Badges? We don't sell them here at Alond

But we did find a place that does;

https://www.tindie.com/browse/electronic-badges/

There are simple badges you can solder yourself, some very well styled badges, simple led back-lit conference badges, a "super" badge that you can fully program and has a camera and an OLED display.

Others are available that allow you to program them musically, and my favourite;
K.I.T.T. Knight Rider Blinky LED Badge

Usual disclaimer, we have no association with this website, we just added it to our bladge blog as it may be of interest to our readers.

 

 

 

Posted in News By Paul

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The button station is a major highlight

8 June 2018 10:03:25 AM AEST

Teen Lit Con at Chaska High School

“They have this really awesome button-making station. So you can go and punch holes in different books, and you can make as many buttons as you want,” Wein said.

An interesting take on badge making, use popular books and take paper circles from them to use in badges. If you are a library with books that have been withdrawn from circulation, you may like to "re-purpose" them for badge making.

 

Posted in News By Joe

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We are always looking for helpful badge-making websites, here's one we found today;

This website offers free templates to download in PDF format;

Their sizes are;

1 inch

1.25 inch

1.5 inch

2.25 inch

These are quite close to our;

25mm

32mm

37mm

and 58mm badge sizes.

 

Just be aware that these templates are for printing using USA size paper, different to A4 paper used here in Australia

 

https://www.assemblyoftext.com/button_making_station

Posted in News By Paul

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An LED Heart Badge, solder your own!

8 May 2018 9:51:22 AM AEST

This LED matrix is a heart shaped badge with circuit which you can make and gift to your valentine or crush and spread your love. It can be worn as a necklace or as a badge.

It has got Bluetooth so you can display any text message on the necklace using a smart phone.

https://hackaday.io/project/114144-led-ble-hearty-necklacebadge

Joe says: "This is very involved, but very creative too, it's worth reading if you are technically minded".

Posted in News By Joe

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Launch Day (31st May – 4th June 2018)

Hop aboard SS Nomadic to celebrate the anniversary of RMS Titanic’s launch and the day SS Nomadic left Belfast, when over 100,000 spectators lined the Lagan.

Mark the occasion in true party style with face-painting, games, postcard and badge making as well as meet characters from that era on board.

http://titanicbelfast.com/

 

Posted in News By paul denyer

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Peoplepowerpress Badge Blog

1 April 2018 10:16:15 AM AEST

Just a quick pointer to a very useful badge making blog; https://peoplepowerpress.org/blogs/news 

Lots of news and helpful hints and tips.

Posted in News By Joe

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I H8 Valentine’s Day” badge-making party

27 March 2018 2:27:21 PM AEDT

Just to be clear, I don't, but this library in Rapid Falls South Dakota (USA) does!

http://www.newscenter1.tv/story/37507041/hate-valentines-day-youre-not-the-only-one

The event was free and open to the public.

Another example of a badge making station in a library with creative ideas to encourage visitors, brilliant!

Posted in News By Joe

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Harmony Day 21st March 2018; register here

11 March 2018 9:17:13 AM AEDT

Are you planning a Harmony Day event, you might wish to register your event here:

https://www.harmony.gov.au/events/register/

For more information, visit the site here;

https://www.harmony.gov.au/

Don't forget, Communicate the importance of cultural diversity – encourage values and promote participation and provide some fun ways to learn.

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Posted in News By paul denyer

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