This is an instructable that will show you to make a motor out of things you have lying around the house

Step 1: Materials

D-battery, Flat magnet, Rod of some sort(I used a screw), Copper wire, Casing(optional), Flat thin piece of plastic(optional), Switch(optional),

Step 2: Assembly

Put the screw on the negative part of the battery. Next you need to put the magnet on the screw head(you see why I use a nail) and finish the circuit by attaching the wire to the positive part of the battery and touch/attach the other end to the magnet

Step 3: Optional

After everything else you may get casing and use a switch that will move the plastic in between the wire and positive section of your battery cutting off your circuit saving energy and making practical use possible (sorry but I have no pictures of this)


this motor can fly apart if not secured and you'd probably not like a screw in the eye
I also plan to be an engineer I am also starting out but I am 11
<p>I will be a engineer too I am only Twelve though</p>
<p>Thanks I am working on a Radio Controlled car</p>
<p>Hi, i plan on doing this for a physics assessment. My dependent variable would be the angular speed measured by a laser tachometer but for my independent variable i wanted to do voltage but we need at least 7 different sets, so 7 different voltages. I'm not sure how to do this, should i find batteries with 7 different voltages? use a variable power pack? or find another independent variable? thanks.</p>
<p>I made it and entered it for the remix contest.</p>
commas would make this a little more clear.
<p>Just commas you say? What about getting rid of the double negative of, &quot;no way that will never work&quot;? No never means always. What would be proper would be, &quot;no way that will ever work&quot;.</p>
i guess you have taken these pictures from madscience.com
That's a screw
i saw this on youtube a couple of years ago and thought &quot;no way that will never work&quot; I was really surprised when i tried it in not only worked but worked really well.

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Bio: I am 14 years old and am just starting out and I plan to be an engineer
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