How to Make an Electric DC Motor

How to make a DC electric motor out of things you can probably find around the house.


  1. Wrap the magnet wire around the battery 10-12 times but leave some extra on each end.
  2. Wrap the loose ends of the coil 3-4 times around the edge of the loop.Make sure that the distance between the wire and the top and bottom of the loopis equal on each side.
  3. Take the battery and put the safety pins on the + and – terminals then wrap the rubber band around the battery and safety pins so it looks like the battery is divided in half.
  4. Then scrape half of the enamel coat off each wire at the ends.
  5. Then you put the disc magnet between the terminals on top of the battery.
  6. Put the loop wires through the holes in the safety pins
  7. Then give it a kick start with your finger and watch your motor spin!

Things You’ll Need

  • 22 AWG gauge magnet wire
  • C-sized battery
  • disc magnet
  • 2 safety pins
  • 1 rubber band
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