To see it spin for the first time….
You can build an electric motor easily.
If you have current running through a wire, then place this wire in a magnetic field – and the wire will be pushed by the field.
You can use this phenomenon to build a motor.
This is how:
1. Wind some wire in a loop
2. Strip the metal from each side of the wire, and place it into a structure to both hold it in place and connect the + and – from a battery to each side of the loop.
3. Place the loop of wire above a magnet
4. Insulate the top half of one of the wires, so that the battery is only connected to the loop for half a round
It’s a really fun little project that doesn’t require any fancy equipment. Just a battery, a magnet and some wire.
Here you can see it in action:
Keep on Soldering!
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