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Physics Lab Project: Design and Build an Electric DC Motor

  1. Apr 28, 2009 #1
    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.

    Restrictions/Requirements:
    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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  3. Apr 29, 2009 #2
    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.
    http://sci-toys.com/scitoys/scitoys/electro/electro2.html#bigger
     
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