Learn how motors work by building your own using some scrap material you may have lying around at home! This tutorial covers the basics of making a simple motor using just a battery, paper clips, some wire, and a magnet.
On the other end, strip off the insulation from one side of the wire, radially. The purpose of this step is to allow the coil to turn on for part of its rotation, and then to turn off on the other part.
Gather the paperclip and a toothpick or other piece of scrap wood. Stick the toothpick into the paperclip, next to the middle curve, and bend the paperclip to create a small loop. Repeat this step so that you have two motor stands.
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