Simple Electric Motor

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Introduction: Simple Electric Motor

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Building a simple electric motor with magnet wire, a D cell battery, two safety pins, some nail polish, and a rubber band.

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    24 Discussions

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    DJC10
    DJC10

    4 years ago

    cool

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    greymatter21
    greymatter21

    10 years ago on Introduction

    not to rain on ur parade or anything, but adding nail polish may keep tha safety pins from connecting to tha wire. but its pretty cool anyway   :)

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    papalevies
    papalevies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Yes that is the point. You add nail polish to half the conductor so the circuit opens for every half rotation and the electric field collapses. That way the coil doesn't slow down from the magnet. It would slow down because as it rotates it's orientation changes and the opposing poles start distancing while the similar poles start approaching each other resulting in an opposing force.

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    Traductor
    Traductor

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Is it possible to use alternating current to make it work? If not, how do you make the simplest AC motor? Regards.

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    ingenuity101
    ingenuity101

    12 years ago on Introduction

    any idea on what kind of power it can make? I am trying to build a small car-like thing and wondering if this would work. obviously I would have to shrink the battery and the screw possibly, but I think it is possible. any clues?

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    scienctist
    scienctist

    13 years ago

    oh the girl

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    girrrrrrr2
    girrrrrrr2

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    i need to find one like that... a geek... who is good looking...lol...

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    scienctist
    scienctist

    14 years ago

    yeh i know this thing very simple.who has posted this instructables is just a beginer i challenge!!

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    zachninme
    zachninme

    14 years ago

    People, just read the PDF!

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    guitarplayer128
    guitarplayer128

    14 years ago

    words were very hard 2 read then when u zoom in it gets all blurry

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    banjokid
    banjokid

    14 years ago

    i had to change my id