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How to make a electric motor

Step 1: Step 1: Materials

Materials:


2 paper clips

1 rubber band

1 d-cell battery

2 feet of 26 gauge magnetic wire

1 magnet

Sandpaper

Wire cutter

Meter stick

Step 2: Step 2: Paper Clips

Take paper clips and bend them so they are strait. Then bend one curved end upward. Then cut the magnet wire to 2 feet. See picture.

Step 3: Step 3: Wrapping the Coil

Take the 26 gauge magnetic coil and wrap it around the d-cell battery. Leave the two leads, 2 inches long, pointing outward on opposite poles. See picture.

Step 4: Step 4: Sanding the Leads

Take the sandpaper and on one of the leads sand off all of the enamel. On the other lead only sand half of the enamel. Make sure you sand off all the enamel of the desired location. See picture.

Step 5: Step 5: Rubber Bands

Wrap the rubber band around the battery twice. See Picture.

Step 6: Step 6: Connecting the Paper Clips

Slide the non bend up side of the paper clip into the rubber band so that it is touching both the positive and negative side of the battery.

Step 7: Step 7: Putting the Motor Together

Place the coil leads on the paper clips. Place the magnet underneath the coil on top of the battery. see picture

Step 8: Step 8: Final Product

Lightly blow the coil to start the motor and then watch the coil spin

Step 9: Trouble Shooting

All the enamel wasn’t sanded off in desired areas

Battery is dead

<p>Cool little motor! </p>

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