Magnetic Field

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Introduction: Magnetic Field

This very simple electric motor is called a homopolar motor because the magnetic field does not change direction or strength. With only three parts, it is probably the simplest motor you can possibly make.

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    timmy1234s
    timmy1234s

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Im speechless(in a good way) By the way, where would you get the stiff copper wire and sculpt it?

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    Fred_Sanford
    Fred_Sanford

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Like FireCrazyAlchemist said, you could use a wire hanger, just scrape off the coating and make sure you have continuity

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    ReCreate
    ReCreate

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    You can Sometimes Find it in Transformers,One is Long,And One is short,and Stiff. You could also Try CAT5,It has copper wire.

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    powerfool
    powerfool

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Hi, it's really nice! But can you give us any tips on how to bend the wire like the shapes you have made, without getting very frustated?

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    rfriedman28
    rfriedman28

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    You can use needle nose pliers. Sometimes called, Jewelry pliers. They can make small, sharp curls and designs.

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    alvin9861
    alvin9861

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I found that if you put small dent in top of battery, it keeps the wire in place so doesn't fall off. Use a small nail or something with a with a point. Don't hit to hard or it will punch a hole in battery.

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    arzarach
    arzarach

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Where did you get the idea to make this. Its pretty cool. Do you have any other magnet tricks.

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    dfred93
    dfred93

    11 years ago on Introduction

    with thease do you have to change the battery much...im trying to make one with cds and batteries that spins with magnetic power

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    knight life
    knight life

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Please tell me How to see the video , I can not open it , it is just gray .

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    Mr.NHRA
    Mr.NHRA

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Does it drain the batt or just utilize the electrical feild?