Steve Spangler Science: World's Simplest Motor, Vol. 1

This is the world’s simplest electric motor and building it requires some patience on your part.

Electric motors are devices that turn electrical energy into motion. They are remarkable machines that come in all sizes and do all kinds of work for us. You’d be amazed at just how many motors help you get things done all the time. Motors run on pretty much the same principle: an electric current in a wire moves through a magnetic field producing a force which will spin the wire. Motors can be very complicated but this one is the simplest you can build.

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