Introduction: Spinny Electric Motor Thing Masco G30

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In this intructable I will teach you how to create an electric motor with basic household items.

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The materials you will need are: Two paper clips, an elastic, magnet wire, a D battery, a ruler, and a magnet.

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The tools you will need are: A pair of pliers, wire cutters (sometimes built into the pliers as shown in the picture) and a piece of sandpaper.

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Take a Arms length of magnet wire, maybe a little extra if you have shorter arms.

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Wrap the wire around the battery snugly for shape. Leave about 2 inches of wire on opposite sides of the coil. It should be wrapped tightly as shown in the picture.

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Wrap the ends that you left until their position is secured. There should be about an inch and a half of wire left on either side.

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It should look like this.

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have one end of the wire so half the red paint is off and shave the other end so the red is completely off. MAKE SURE TO SHAVE COMPLETELY.

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Wrap the rubber band around the battery the long way twice.

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Bend the inside section of the paper clips out and bend them into this shape.

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Put your bent paperclips on opposite sides of the battery make sure that it is secure and each paperclip touches the metal ends of the battery.

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Place the magnet on the battery between the two paper clips.

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Place the coil on the paper clips and watch your motor spin! (put your motor on a ruler to keep it from rolling around)

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