Step 1: Materials and tools you will need to create a simple Motor
- Copper Wire
- Paper Clips
- Wood (3" 1X2)
- Neodymium Magnet
- Battery (AA)
- Insulated Wire
- Sand Paper
- Staple Gun and Staples
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Wire Strippers
- Wire Cutters
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Step 2: Creating the Copper Wire Coil
- Cut a length of copper wire (between 2 and 3ft) using a pair of wire cutters.
- Use a AA Battery as a winding template; begin winding the Copper Wire around the AA Battery (Make sure to leave about two inches of wire trailing off one end of the coil).
- Continue winding the Copper Wire around the AA Battery; make sure that you wind a nice tight coil.
- Leave a length of wire (two inches) trailing from your coil after winding the Copper Wire around the AA Battery 15 times.
- Wrap the trailing ends of wire around your coil two or three times. This will hold the coil in place (its important to wrap the ends directly across from each other; balance is key in creating a good motor)
Step 3: Sanding the Ends
- The two ends that are trailing off the completed coil need to have the enamel sanded off of the Copper Wire (this is extremely important because the more enamel you remove the better electrical connection you are able to make between the AA Battery and the Motor).
- (This step is even more important than the first) Start by sanding only ONE SIDE of the trailing ends of Copper Wire. (Only ONE SIDE)
- The other trailing end of Copper Wire needs to have all of the enamel completely sanded off. (Remember, the more wire you expose the better the connection)