Grand Award

Second Place

Organizing Couch Life: How To Make A Convenient Magnetic Remote Holder

Physics and Astronomy
Griffon Taylor

Alexandria Vaughn

What is your project about? My project is about making a device that holds electronic remotes using magnetism and friction to stop them from becoming lost and help keep them organized. The mat attaches to a couch by friction with the surface. Remotes are attached to the mat using magnetic straps.This allows the device to be easily attached and detached from any couch and store many items using forces. Why did you choose this project? I chose to do this project because many people including myself lose remotes and have to spend time finding the remote. This device would reduce this happening because the device would keep the remotes in one place and would make it convenient to have all of your remotes in one place. This would greatly reduce people forgetting where their remotes are. What was your result/overall conclusion? After three prototypes, my device was able to hold up to eight remotes or gaming controllers. These items were attached using straps with neodymium magnets that held to a fabric mat using magnetic force. This made them easy to attach and detach. The mat itself was able to rest on the arm of any couch by friction, keeping all remotes and gaming controllers in one place. Why is your project important? My project is important because it solves a common problem that many people face everyday. Time is lost hunting for remotes and controllers, and my solution helps to eliminate that time loss.

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One thought on “Organizing Couch Life: How To Make A Convenient Magnetic Remote Holder

  1. I really appreciate how thoroughly you documented your project. I can tell you carefully thought out each part of your experiment and achieved varying levels of success. I need one of these for my remotes! Great work.

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