Super Fun DIY Motor Project

I made these frequently as a young boy, they are easy to make, parts are very cheap (if not free) and you can spend hours tweaking it!

What you need :

  • About 1M (3′) Thin gauge enamel copper wire – thick enough that about three inches could support the weight of a pencil.
  • Small magnet – many fridge magnets will do.
  • 1xAA Battery (1.5v)
  • Push pins or small finishing nails.
  • Small square block of softwood (about 12 cm wide will do).
  • 3cm (1.5″) diameter cylindrical object (large magic marker or C cell battery is about the right diameter.)