Introduction: Watch Me Spin

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It's a homopolar motor!!! I know what you are think, what's that? To put it simply, it is a battery on top or a magnet. Then having any copper wire design you like around it, touching the positive side of the battery and the magnets. We made ours to represent the love for the great outdoors.

Step 1: The Things You Need

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Cooper Wire

AA Batteries

Neodymium Magnets


Shoe Boxes

Fake Flowers



Circle Paper


Step 2: Step 2: Building Time

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  • Measure at least 2 battery lengths of copper
  • Put the AA battery on the magnets

Step 3: Step 3: Make Your Shape

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  • Bend the wire in half
  • Make the heart shape on top
  • Twist ends of the copper wire together
  • Mold the bottom of heart around magnets

Step 4: Step 4: Watch It Spin

  • Put the twisted end of heart on top of positive side battery
  • Make sure the bottom part touches the magnet

Step 5: Step 5: Get Creative

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  • Build the Background the way you want it

Step 6: Have Fun!!!

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  • Build anything that comes to your mind


emmalou99 (author)2016-11-03

Do you have to use neodymium magnets or can you use a different type of magnet?

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-05-28

This would make a desktop great wire ornament.

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