Build a Simple Electric Motor

Kit Contents

 1 Bolt, long;
 2 Compasses (rotating magnets) l
 1 Cork
 6 Disc Magnets
 3 Hex Nuts
 3 Iron cores, soft
 1 Iron filings, tube
 2 Latch magnets
 2 LED (light emitting diode)
 1 Magnet wire on a spool
 2 Nails, 4d common
 2 Nails, 4d finishing
 2 Nails, 6d finishing
 1 Nail, 16d common
 6 Neodymium magnets
 2 Paperclips, large
 6 Paperclips, small
 2 Plates for rotors
 2 Plastic tubes, 1 ½”
 1 Sandpaper, sheet of fine
 2 Screws, long wood
 2 Screws medium wood
 4 Screws, small wood (for the plates)
 1 Spring
 1 Wood block, predrilled

Build a Simple Electric Motor

Price: $29.95
Project Difficulty: Intermediate
Project Length: 1 week
Project Instructions: Building a Simple Motor Puts a New Spin on Magnets

Learn how to build a simple electric motor and have fun experimenting to see which motor design can lead to the fastest rate of spin. This kit contains everything you need to build a simple electric motor as described in Science Buddies' Building a Simple Motor Puts a New Spin on Magnets. Better yet, the kit also comes with enough pieces to keep exploring and build additional things including a more complex motor and a small generator!

For troubleshooting tips, please read this project's FAQ's.

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