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Physics Lab Project: Design and Build an Electric DC Motor

by Rastabot
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Apr28-09, 11:42 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Hey, For one of our final lab projects, we have to (less design and more build) an electric DC motor on a 6V DC battery.

No plastic parts can be used
The motor must run for at least 60 seconds
No simple motors allowed
"not-simple" means, it must have brushes and a commutator.
2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
I know the physics behind it, but I'm having trouble building it. What would be good material for the armature? And do I wrap the coil around the armature and then wrap it around the axle?
Any tips or resources on this would be helpful, thanks in advance.
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Apr29-09, 07:36 AM
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This isn't exactly what you need (and you need to figure this out for yourself anyway), but it shows a lot of simple construction techniques that should get you started.
Good luck.

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