This is how to make an electric coil motor with a battery, coil, paperclips, a magnet, sand paper, and elastics!
Step 1: Materials
- 2 Paperclips
- 2 Elastics
- D Battery (1.5 V)
- 26 Gauge Magnet Wire
- Sand paper
Step 2: Paperclips
Bend paperclips like so:
Step 3: Attach Paperclips to Battery
Attach one paperclip to the positive end of the battery and the other paperclip to the negative side of the battery. Secure paperclips with
the 2 elastics .
Step 4: Magnet Wire
Take the magnet wire and coil it into a circle. You may need to take the ends and wrap it around the circle to secure them.
Step 5: Sanding the Magnet Wire *IMPORTANT STEP*
The enamel on one end of the magnet wire should be sanded off COMPLETELY using the sand paper. The enamel on the other end of the magnet wire should be half sanded 50-75%. (Make sure you do NOT shave off this side completely!)
*Make sure you sand off the enamel all the way to the circle of the magnet wire*
Step 6: Placing the Coil & Magnet
Place the coil on to the paperclips that are attached to the battery.
Place the magnet directly below on to the top of the battery.