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Recording ID: 23-104

DIY Electric Motor - Lab Demo

Friday Apr. 28, 2023

In this family-friendly lab, Joel builds and tests simple electric motors. It helps if you have a solid understanding of electromagnetism before taking this lab, though it isn’t required. Together, we tackle questions like: When was the electric motor invented? How does an electromagnet drive a motor? Can a working electric motor really be made with a battery, paperclip, wire, magnet, and tape?