This a very simple motor which is called a 'Homopolar motor'. It's a great example of how a magnetic field is produced when electricity is passed through a conductor. It is a fun project and only takes a few minutes to make.
So, let's get started!
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Step 1: Materials
All you need is :
1) AA battery
2) Neodymium magnets (You can also use a couple of strong magnets)
3) Conductive wire
4) Wire cutters / pliers
Step 2: Shaping the Wire
You can shape the wire any way you want - keep in mind there should be a tip which can balance on the end of the battery and the other end should curl around the magnets.
Step 3: Assembling the Motor
Stick the AA battery (Positive terminal up) on the magnets. Then, put the wire onto the battery and the magnets.
Step 4: The End
As soon as it is assembled, it should start spinning!
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