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Building a motor. help!

  1. Apr 4, 2007 #1
    so my class is going to build motors tomorrow, and we will have about an hour to build a simple motor, and we are supposed to find instructions for building a motor. Can someone give me instructions for building a simple motor, probably with wire, batteries and magnets, and other materials should be simple ones i should have.

    i need simple instructions for a simple motor. i found this one,
    http://fly.hiwaay.net/~palmer/motor.html [Broken]
    but if you think it is good, or have simpler or better ones please say so.
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  3. Apr 4, 2007 #2


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  4. Apr 4, 2007 #3
    well the first one doesn't work for me. i forgot to say, but it can't be a homopolar motor or whatever it means so i can't just do the first one. i already found the first and second but, second needs supplies and first seems to be a little more complicated than the beakmens one
  5. Apr 4, 2007 #4
    if my teacher has very thin wires will i be able to take off the insulation?
  6. Apr 4, 2007 #5


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    you can use fine sandpaper. Just make sure the wire is stiff enough to support the winding.
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