Introduction: How to Build a SIMPLE Motor

Anyone can easily build a simple motor with a few wires and a magnet.  This would be a great science fair project.


Bill WW (author)2013-01-26

Nice work on the motor, will be very ISTRUCTABLE to a lot of students.
Good luck on gthe contest, fellow finalist!

Also thanks for the mole catching education, I will try it.

HowToLou (author)Bill WW2013-01-26

Thank you and good luck to you as well! I hope we win an Instructables robot that will do our chores for us, while we have fun making stuff :)

mathiemom (author)2013-01-25

I love this simple motor! What Citizen Science Challenge were you responding to?

HowToLou (author)mathiemom2013-01-25

Thank You, MathieMom! If your kids master the simple motor, have them try my other bigger motor. It is only a little more complicated, but teaches a lot more about how DC motors work, and is powerful enough to also be cool :)

I can't comment on anything, contest-related, until the winners are announced. I hope you understand. -Lou

akekkar (author)2013-01-23

Thanks, nice work.

sam schoser (author)2012-12-03

thank you for this wonderful post my daughter will flip for this one

lindawaldman (author)2012-12-01

I'm going to have my kids try to build this, it's a great way to learn how a motor works.

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