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Mercurymotor 485
Here’s a simple motor you can make, if you happen to have a large quantity of mercury laying around, which you probably don’t have, so check out how it works from our pals at Popular Science – “Mercury used to be lots of fun–before we knew that it could kill you. In this simple electric motor, current running through the wire into 60 pounds of mer­cury causes the wire to revolve around a magnet…”Link.

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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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