How to Make a HomoPolar Motor

Introduction: How to Make a HomoPolar Motor

About: I make Youtube videos on how to do things.

You can watch the video, but If you want then check out the steps

Step 1: Materials

You're going to need;
- 1 3/4 inch circular neodymium magnet
-  20 gauge solid copper wire (10 inches)
- AA battery
- wire cutters
- ruler (optional)

Step 2: Assemble

measure 10 inches of the copper wire, and cut it. Then strip the plastic off the copper wire. After that attach the magnet to the bottum of the battery. Then take your copper wire and make it into a V shape. Then mold your wire around your battery. You can make it into any shape you want, just make sure it works.

Step 3: TroubleShoot

troubleshoot, and find out what way works best for your motor. I can't really help you here, but watch my video if you want a clearer image

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    3 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Nice tutorial! I've also written up a page about homopolar motors which others might find handy.


    Reply 3 years ago

    It just has to be regular copper wire, but have some thickness to retain the shape.