I thought of this when I used a regular magnet picker to pick up my needles and stung my fingers when I tried to remove the needles from the magnet. There has to be a better way…
The solution was this thing.
It picks up metal stuff, and when you pull back the handle the metal stuff lose the magnetic attraction and fall off.
I designed it in two parts. The sleeve, and the handle. I made it with a pentagon shape to stop it from rolling off the table when it put down on its side.
At the end of the handle is a two 20x5mm magnets stacked on top of each other, glued in place with superglue.
Here is the design timeline:
And here is some renders:
Want to print your own?
All of the files are free to download and modify. They can be found on my Thingiverse. Have fun!