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This a very simple motor which is called a 'Homopolar motor'. It's a great example of how a magnetic field is produced when electricity is passed through a conductor. It is a fun project and only takes a few minutes to make.

So, let's get started!

Step 1: Materials

All you need is :

1) AA battery

2) Neodymium magnets (You can also use a couple of strong magnets)

3) Conductive wire

4) Wire cutters / pliers

That's it!

Step 2: Shaping the Wire

You can shape the wire any way you want - keep in mind there should be a tip which can balance on the end of the battery and the other end should curl around the magnets.

Step 3: Assembling the Motor

Stick the AA battery (Positive terminal up) on the magnets. Then, put the wire onto the battery and the magnets.

Step 4: The End

As soon as it is assembled, it should start spinning!

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<p>Great instructable! By the way the magnets you used were not neodimium, they were ceramic disk shaped magnets.</p>
<p>That's why I wrote &quot;you could use a couple of strong magnets&quot; because I didnt have neodymium magnets. Thanks for commenting :)</p>
<p>Very simple yet amazing instructable. I never would of guessed that would work!</p>
<p>Thanks!<br></p>
<p>You should post a video!</p>
<p>Yes, I might post one when I can access a proper camera. It came all blurry with the cellphone camera (The photos I took with)!</p>

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