Homopolar Motors

Homopolar motors are very simple motors that consist of a battery, a magnet, and a bit of wire connecting the two. I made one with a coat hanger serving as part of the circuit, and the battery freely hanging off of it. Here are some pictures, and a very short video:

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I am a college student, currently volunteering at the Exploratorium, where I get distracted by cool science toys. I make some things and not other things. Sometimes I think things, too, but that is a little too hard so I just try them and see what happens.

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