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Homework Help: Simple Motor Project Solution Needed.

  1. Jun 1, 2016 #1
    Hi, so in class we are suppose to make a motor kinda like the one in this video with copper wire.

    That part shouldn't be hard but I also need to make it move something (like a coin), I'm not really to sure how to make that happen. Does anyone have any insight on how I can get the rotational motion of the coil to move something?

    I was thinking about adding a wheel to one of the open ends of the wire and attaching string and a coin to it so when it moves with the motor it lures the coin in like a fishing rod, but I'm sure there are better ways of doing it, any idea?

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks. c :
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  3. Jun 2, 2016 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Yes thats one way to do it converting the spinning motion into a pulling motion.

    Another idea would be a wheel with a straw attached via one nail so as the wheel spins the straw moves back and forth like a piston so you could push the coin.
  4. Jun 2, 2016 #3
    I can't really visualize what you mean, mind rephrasing it for me please.
  5. Jun 2, 2016 #4


    Staff: Mentor

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