# What are the materials needed to make a simple electromagnetic bell?

• desi101
In summary, to make a simple electromagnetic bell, you will need: a magnet, a steel strip, a switch, and a battery.
desi101
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i've searched all over the web and would you believe it, THERE ISN'T A
SINGLE PLACE THAT EXPALINS HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE ELECTROMAGNETIC BELL! i
need to make one for this marking period, but I'm not quite sure of the
materials needed. i'd appreciate it if my question will be answered. my
physics textbook doesn't answer this, my teacher, for some odd reason,
refuses to tell me (i bet he doesn't know it himself!), my mom doesn't
know, my dad doesn't know, my friends don't know AND NONE OF THE SEARCH
ENGINES ON THE WEB CAN DIRECT ME TO A DECENT SITE! I'M GOING CRAZY!
H*E*L*P!

Gokul43201 said:
There are tons of electronics kits specifically for making a bell. Google "electric bell".
I can't believe somebody sells kits for something this simple. I built one of these things from scratch when I was about 11.
All you need to do is wrap a few hundred turns of magnet wire around a nail or bolt to make an electromagnet. Then have a small steel strip mounted in front of it, with a little weight on one end to use as a striker. Route the magnet wire to one part of the striker, and the other end through your switch and battery to another nail that the striker rests against when not attracted by the magnet. When the magnet is energized, it pulls the striker against the bell and also breaks the circuit so that the strip springs back.
I can post a small diagram if needed.

The device described by Gokul becomes a ringer (instead of a bell) when you attach it to a source of alternating current.

desi101 said:
i've searched all over the web and would you believe it, THERE ISN'T A
SINGLE PLACE THAT EXPALINS HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE ELECTROMAGNETIC BELL! i
need to make one for this marking period, but I'm not quite sure of the
materials needed. i'd appreciate it if my question will be answered. my
physics textbook doesn't answer this, my teacher, for some odd reason,
refuses to tell me (i bet he doesn't know it himself!), my mom doesn't
know, my dad doesn't know, my friends don't know AND NONE OF THE SEARCH
ENGINES ON THE WEB CAN DIRECT ME TO A DECENT SITE! I'M GOING CRAZY!
H*E*L*P!

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## 1. What is an electromagnetic bell?

An electromagnetic bell is a type of bell that produces sound when an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, creating a magnetic field which causes a metal clapper to strike the bell and produce a ringing sound.

## 2. What are the main components needed to make a simple electromagnetic bell?

The main components needed are a coil of wire, a metal clapper, a power source (such as a battery), and a switch to control the flow of electric current.

## 3. What type of wire is best for making an electromagnetic bell?

The wire used for the coil should be thin and have a high number of turns, such as copper magnet wire. This allows for a stronger magnetic field to be created when current is passed through it.

## 4. Can any type of metal be used for the clapper?

Yes, any type of metal that can be magnetized, such as iron, can be used for the clapper. However, softer metals like iron or steel are preferred as they will produce a louder sound when struck against the bell.

## 5. Is it necessary to have a switch in an electromagnetic bell?

Yes, a switch is necessary to control the flow of electric current to the coil. This allows the bell to be turned on and off, creating the ringing sound only when desired.

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