How To Make A Simple Electric Motor

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This is a small DIY project to make an electric motor at your home.

Materials required

  • Copper Wire
  • Paper Clips
  • Wood (3″ 1X2)
  • Neodymium Magnet
  • Battery (AA)
  • Insulated Wire
  • Sand Paper
  • Staple Gun and Staples
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Wire Strippers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Procedures

Step 1: Copper Wire Coil 

  1. Using wire cutters take 3ft copper wire.
  2. Make a coil of the copper wire using AA battery as a winding template.
  3. Wind the wire for 15 times
  4. Now twist coil so as to ensure it remains tight.
  5. 2 inch wire should trail from both ends.

Step 2: Sanding the Ends of the Coil

  1. The trailing 2 ends are rubbed using sandpaper to remove the paint.
  2. This is done so as to have a good electrical connection between the battery and motor.

Step 3: Stand to hold the Coil

  1. Take a paper clip and bend it to form an L Shape.
  2. Fix this to a wooden stand.
  3. Similarly do this with another paper clip and place it at a distance of 3 inches.
  4. Unclipped part has to bend using Needle Nose wire-cutter so as to make a grip to hold the coil.
  5. Take 1ft of insulated wire and cut it into two.
  6. Rub the ends of the wire.
  7. Clip the rubbed ends of the wire to the clipped part of the paper clip using staple gun.
  8. Place the coil on the stand.
  9. Connect the two ends of the insulated wire to the AA battery.
  10. The coil may start rotating as its own. If not give a little push before starting.
  11. Then also not turning, then rub the end of the coil again.

Step 4: Magnet

1.     Here neodymium magnet is used which is very powerful.

2.     Place the magnet in between the paper clips.

3.     Use hot glue gun to fix the iron.

Step 5: Working

How To Make A Simple Electric Motor

  1. Place the coil on the stand.
  2. Connect the two ends of the insulated wire to the AA battery.
  3. The coil may start rotating as its own. If not give a little push before starting.
  4. Then also not turning, then rub the end of the coil again.

Your motor is ready.

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