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Magnets thread

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So I magnetizing two DaYan XiangYuns and made illusion cubes of both. A stickerless caps with black internals and a black caps with primary internals (the stickerless version only comes with primary internals for some reason).

I'm only going to talk about the black cap with primary internal cube. I used N48 5x1 magnets, which felt absolutely perfect given the very thick plastic it has. I lubed it with 30k on the tracks and 200 cSt on the pieces. No need to lube the springs since it had a plastic and a metal washer each.

I'm actually embarrassed, and yet so proud, of how surprisingly amazing this cube turned out. Right off the bat, due to its crunch, it ate up the 30k like a dream and became almost immediately broken in. This XiangYun feels like a strange compromise between the Valk and the Valk Power. It's got the crunch of the Valk and the heft of the Valk Power, all the while being a bit on the more controllable side. I've set up many flagships and budget cubes, but I'm oddly very proud of how this turned out.

If I had another both stickerless and black XiangYun, I might do this again...
 
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Does the non magnetic weilong gts3 have magnet slot?

I want to 3d print a budget interchangeable magnet system for it and having a magnet slot kind of obstruct the planning
 
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Cube Solve Hero said he was gonna try, but I haven't seen any footage or confirmation yet.
And..... he mest up the polarities. XD oh well. IF the m version is anywhere near as good as a LMM or MF3RS2m then I really want to pick one up and magnetize it. If not, then i'll wait for the mf3rs3.
 
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Hello, I magnetized my cube and arranged the pieces the best I can.

While solved, the orange and green side is okay. Clicks and snaps when turning. The yello only clicks and snaps when doing a 180 deg turns. Other side doesnt snap at all. They just snap at solved state.

Also when solving, they disalign etc. Maybe some of them aren't aligned or I have some polarity problems.

If so, how do I know where the problematic magnet is and how do I fix it?

Thoughts please.
 
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It sounds like you have a polarity issue. To find the problem child, take the cube apart and compare all corner sides to an edge, then compare edge sides to a corner. Eventually you'll find a pair that repels.
 
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What is the best magnet strength for a WuShuang 5x5, corners and edges? I would like them to be on the weaker side, but still enough strength in the edges so I can do M slice moves.
N35 4x1.5 all around if you want it on the weaker side. If you want, you can use N35 4x2 for the inner layers.

My WuShuang has N38 4x1.5 all around, and I think it's perfect.
 
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I've been thinking about magnetizing a Yuexiao Pro with magnets from a Shengshou Mr. M. Could I do it, should I do it, and would I need superglue?
P.S. The Shengshou magnets are 5x1.5 mm
 
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I've been thinking about magnetizing a Yuexiao Pro with magnets from a Shengshou Mr. M. Could I do it, should I do it, and would I need superglue?
P.S. The Shengshou magnets are 5x1.5 mm
Definitely sounds possible. Just ignore the magnet slots and glue magnets on the walls on the opposite sides. And of course you need superglue.
 
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Could I instead use hot glue?
Would it melt the plastic?
I've never tried it, nor have I heard of anybody using it, but for the very reason you just stated, I'm going to not recommend it.

What I do recommend, however, if you're in the US, is to get some Gorilla Glue Gel at your local hardware store.
 
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