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Homework Help: Making an electromagnetic motor

  1. Apr 22, 2004 #1
    Hi, a partner and I are making an electromagnetic motor run however is there a way for it to pick up heavier objects? We've been given 2 metres of wire, two magnets and we're trying to establish a way that the motor can pick up the most amount of weight without going over 6 or 7 volts.
    Thanks in advance!
    Corey A.
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  3. Apr 23, 2004 #2


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    I find this a bit confusing. Are you making an electromagnet or a motor?
  4. Apr 24, 2004 #3
    I'm actually supposed to be making a motor however I am making a motor run by the use of two magnets. I will be joining an axle to it to lift pennys up. I'm just not sure what i can use as a frame or an axle to reduce friction or to lift the best amount of weight (pennys) by only using around 5 or 6 volts. ( 9 volts might chew up the wires)
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