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Electricity Science Fair Project

Build Your Own Electric Motor

Build Your Own Electric Motor | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wanted to build your own electric motor? Now you can! With a few simple materials, you can make your own motor that will spin and power up your projects.


The hypothesis is that an electric motor can be built using magnets, wire, and a battery.

Method & Materials

You will need to wrap a nail with wire, attach a reed switch to a matchbox, insert two pushpins into two hardcover books, and attach magnets to a cork.
You will need a reed switch, two magnets, a spool of magnet wire, a cork, a needle, a battery, two push pins, tape, glue, two matchboxes, a piece of firm cardboard, a small piece of fine sandpaper, a long nail, duct tape, and optional pliers, a small nail, and a lighter.


After following the steps, the motor should start working immediately. If it doesn't work, check all of the connections and make sure the battery is new and connected properly.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it allows you to build your own electric motor from scratch, using simple materials.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include using different types of batteries and magnets, and adding a ZNR to the motor.

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