Make a

More Advanced Motor

M

Now, let’s make a more advanced motor that looks and works more like the kind we see everyday. Y Most small electric motors use permanent magnets and some type of coil, or multiple coils, to convert electric current into an alternating electromagnetic field that can attract or repel the permanent magnets. Y By carefully timing this alternating attraction and repelling, we can move the coil and create motion.

 

TOOLBOX

M

safety glasses
fine-grit sandpaper, 200 grit or more
needlenose pliers (optional)

Get Electricity for Young Makers, 1st Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.