Archive

August 2014

29/08/2014
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How to attach a caravan or campervan awning with magnets

There are a number of different methods suitable for securing an awning to your caravan, campervan or motorhome depending on the fixings you already have installed. These include ‘C’ rails, ‘J’ rails and gutters primarily for diverting rainwater. These are popular fixtures, but all require additional attachments such as poles, clamps or figure-8 strip.  If you don’t have rails or gutters already fitted to your vehicle, it can be a costly job to have them added. They can also be rather unsightly, detracting from the look of your beloved van!... Read More

26/08/2014

Magnetic medal display board

These medal photos were sent into first4magnets by avid marathon runner, Martyn from Devon. Martyn has amassed almost 100 running medals in just four years (just the shear thought tires us out) and was struggling for a method of displaying his well-earned awards. We heard of Martyn’s dilemma on Twitter and were only to keen to assist. A couple of tweets and emails later and a large self-adhesive ferrous sheet and a pack of self-adhesive magnets were on their way to Martyn. The gloss-white ferrous sheet is stuck to an... Read More

11/08/2014
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The Squeezey – A magnetic tube squeezing device

Squeezing the last remnants of toothpaste out the tube is frustrating, especially when you are bleary-eyed in a morning and you come to brush your teeth to find the ‘squeezer-from-the-top’ in your household has been at it again… Thankfully a team of designers has solved this age-old irritation with an incredibly simple and innovative product – known as a Squeezey. The team are not seasoned product designers, but a budding group of secondary school pupils from Weald of Kent Grammar School! The six-strong team of students entered their Squeezey idea into... Read More