Miniature motor made of paper clips

Miniature motor made of paper clips

Lrg Mini Motor
Simple motor you can (still) make from Popular Science 1940 – Link.


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8 thoughts on “Miniature motor made of paper clips

  1. krustyclown says:

    Oooohhh!! Love the batteries :)

  2. Oracle1729 says:

    I was going to post that I love the batteries…

    I also love the way they call them dry cells, even though the term is still right nobody uses it today.

  3. Shadyman says:

    @Oracle1729: Especially have to love how people call them “batteries” now, when infact most “batteries” are actually “cells”.

    Both AA and AAA are “cells”, as in, each has one power-producing core. 9V batteries are actually 3x 3V “cells” together in one battery.

  4. Oracle1729 says:

    Shadyman, I did think of that while I was typing my earlier message here but I let it go. Since a battery is a cluster of cells, is it wrong to call a cluster of 1 cell a battery?

    BTW, alkaline 9V batteries are 6×1.5V cells; alkaline cells are 1.5V. In modern batteries they’re almost always cylinders smaller than an AAA (AAAA cell I believe). I’ve also seen them with a single stack of rectangular cells.

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