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Wrap the wire around battery, leaving about 2" extra on each end.
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To keep the coil from unraveling, wrap each end around the coil a few times. The two ends should be on opposite sides of the coil from each other.
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- Next, take one of the paperclip stands, and tape the larger end to the positive battery terminal, making sure that the metal from the paperclip touches the metal battery connector.
- Then, take the other stand and tape it to the negative battery terminal.
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To keep the motor base from falling over, tape it to the piece of cardboard.
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Now, place the coil on the motor base, sticking one end through each of the loops in the paperclip stands.
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- Finally, stick the magnet to the top of the battery, and center the coil over it. If everything is just right, giving the coil a little spin will cause it to start rotating.
- Don't fret if it doesn't work the first time. This simple motor can be a bit finicky to get working, and you will probably have to adjust the end of the wires a bit until the coil is balanced.