Introduction: DIY Electromagnet From Rubbish Make It Yourself in a Few Steps

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Here I show you how to make an electromagnet from rubbish.

Besides a power source you only need 2 things.

Step 1:

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What you need:

Power Source ( USB TTL Module 5V OUT)

Ferrous Thing ( Screwdriver)

Copper Coil from Electro Rubbish

- also used but not necessary:


Jumper Wire


Step 2: Unwind Copper Coil Adn Rewind

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Unwind copper coil, rewind it on the screwdriver and connect everything as show on schematics.

Step 3: Finish

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Now you have a simple electromagnet.

At 5 volts, magnetism is beginning to work noticable.


TommyT1 (author)2014-11-23

Hey great instructable

any tips on your favourite Tech items to scavenge parts from? specifically? I'm a poor student and things cost a lot these days, like food.....

printers? pastas? old computers or microwaves?

bastelking (author)TommyT12014-11-23

So where to begin and where to end? ...everything that is broken can be used to harvest parts.

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