You’ve seen how they work, now learn how to make your own homopolar motor, using parts that can be found at your local hardware store. Hit the jump for a video.

If your copper wire is insulated you need to remove the insulation. Bend the wire into any shape you want. It needs to make good contact with the positive terminal of the battery as well as with the circumference of the magnet

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You’ve seen how they work, now learn how to make your own homopolar motor, using parts that can be found at your local hardware store. Hit the jump for a video.

If your copper wire is insulated you need to remove the insulation. Bend the wire into any shape you want. It needs to make good contact with the positive terminal of the battery as well as with the circumference of the magnet

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