Chip That Attracts To Another Chip

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Brooke Kearney, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. Brooke Kearney

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    Hello All!
    I need to know if there is a way that I can make a computerized chip that would have a strong attraction to another chip or piece of equipment. I know this can be acheived with a magnet but I would like to try this out if at all possible. The chip needs to be as small as I can get it. Preferably it should be able to fit into something that I can comfortably fit in my hand. It also cannot be heavy. Any amount of help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Art

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    Not unless you complete some power hungry electromagnet controlled by a chip,
    which would not be small including the battery pack/power supply
    attracted to some metal in the other device.

    ICs are usually digital devices, I don’t know of another force other than gravity
    that could cause anything to attract each other.
     
  3. Alec_t

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    Any problem with just using a magnet?
     
  4. sirch2

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    It is usually worth stating what it is you are trying to achieve in as much detail as possible. There are a lot of helpful people on here but without knowing some details it's hard to give advice. What mass are you trying to lift/move/"stick"? is the device to be battery powered? do the batteries need to fit in your hand? how many operations per second/minute/week/life-time? Why not just use your hand?

    But here's an idea, a rubber sucker with a solenoid controlled release valve?
     
  5. Papabravo

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    There are four available forces which operate over vastly different scales:
    1. Gravity
    2. Electromagnetic
    3. Strong Nuclear
    4. Weak Nuclear
    Tell us which of those applies to chips.
     
  6. shortbus

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    Or double sided tape.
     
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  7. Art

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    There's also romance if you can implement that in software.
    In electroplating, there would be force pulling material off the anode toward the electrode.
    There might be other freak ways, It's a problem that has caused me to give thought.
     
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