Introduction: DC Motor Propeller Car

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In this instructable I will show you how to make a car powered by a DC motor with a propeller.

Have fun creating!


Parts you will need:

  • 9 volt battery
  • DC motor
  • Switch
  • Battery connector
  • Propeller
  • Straw
  • Wooden skewer
  • 4 bottle caps

Tools You Will Need:

  • Soldering iron
  • Glue gun
  • Cutting pliers

Step 1: Mount the Motor on the Battery

To start, we put a little glue on the battery with the glue gun. Stick the DC motor here.

On the other side of the battery also comes a bit of glue. Stick the switch here.

Click the battery connector onto the battery.

Step 2: Connect the Cables

Solder the black wire from the battery connector to the negative terminal of the motor.

Solder the red wire from the battery to a terminal on the switch.

Now solder another piece of red wire between the other pole of the switch and the positive pole of the motor.

The cabling is ready, check if it works before continuing.

Step 3: Parts for the Axles

Take the straw and cut 2 equal pieces from it. They should be slightly wider than the battery so that the wheels will not hit later.

Then cut 2 equal pieces of the satay skewer, these should be slightly longer than the straw pieces.

Step 4: Prepare the Axles

Now take 2 bottle caps and put a little glue on them. Stick the 2 sticks (of the skewer) with this. Make sure they are centered and hold the sticks while drying.

Then put the 2 pieces of straw over the sticks and stick a cap on the other side of the shaft.

Step 5: Mount the Axles

Put a little glue on the battery and stick the axle with it. The straw should be properly centered.

Then put a little glue on the end of the battery and stick the second axle with it. Let it dry completely.

Step 6: Mount the Propeller

Now place the propeller on the shaft of the motor. I was lucky that this one fitted exactly. If not, use a little glue.

Step 7: Ready

The car is now ready! Let me know how you found this project and I am curious about the pictures of your result!

Thanks and see you soon!