Video: Build a Simple Motor
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When you think of a motor, you may immediately think of a car, but you actually encounter other motors in your home every day. That's right, if you put on clean clothes from the washing machine, ate food from the fridge, or used a fan, you used an electric motor. In this electronics science project, you will make a simple electric motor with two magnets that "talk" to each other. As they interact, they will alternate between "liking" each other (pulling together), and "disliking" each other… Read more
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|Time Required||Very Short (≤ 1 day)|
|Prerequisites||You should be able to coil wire neatly (or find someone who can show you how) in order to make your electric motor work.|
|Material Availability||A kit containing all the specialty items needed for this project is available from our partner Home Science Tools.|
|Cost||Low ($20 - $50)|
Never try to use a wall socket as power source for your motor.
Neodymium magnets are very strong. Follow the safety guidelines in the Procedure for working with these magnets.
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