This is a device which can convert electric energy into rotational mechanical energy. It consists of coils of wire pivoted in a magnetic field. When current flows through the coil, it experiences a torque which makes is to spin about its axis in the magnetic field.
How to Make a Simple Electric Motor
- Insulated wire guage-18
- A battery
- A transparent cup
- Rubber band
- Two large paper clips
- Connecting wire and alligator clip
The insulated wire gauge is wound round the battery ten times. The end if striped. On one of the end half is coated with a permanent marker. The other half is left uncoated. On the other side, the end is stripped bare. The wire gauge is given a gentle tilt and it begins to rotate.
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