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How do you transform electricity into motion? Answered

I need to know for school.

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SKULLOK (author)2009-04-23

the best way is to use a brushless electric motor design, but that requires some computer knowledge, so a brushed electric motor is your best bet (if you're building the motor, if you just NEED the motor, then get a brushless if you can, they've got a LOT more power for less wattage than brushed ones, and require a lot less maintenance to keep them running at top capacity)

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kelseymh (author)smmiller5062009-04-23

That's very cool. Thanks for the link!

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kelseymh (author)2009-04-23

With a motor. That's been true since the early 1800's. There are several other methods, but you really need to learn to read if you want to know what they are.

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sound91 (author)2009-04-23

The only way I am aware of is through electric fields. This is done in motors, and much more. When wire is wrapped in a coil like shape, it creates a strong electric field, and then it can move anything with a charge.

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Kiteman (author)sound912009-04-23

It makes a magnetic field.

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sound91 (author)Kiteman2009-04-23

Thats right. Sorry, I have been working with electric fields lately in physics so my mind isn't thinking the right way.

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Kiteman (author)2009-04-23

As sound91 says, using the electromagnetic motor effect is one way.

However, if you have a high-voltage supply, you could make an electrostatic motor.

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