Make your own very simple Clip motor "DC Motor"

Make your own very simple Clip motor  "DC Motor"

Linear motor movement can be changed into rotation. For its construction you need following material.


paper clip(2), adhesive tape, magnet, enameled wire, sand paper or matte knife and battery.

Clip motor


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Experiment2: Clip motor


Enamel coated copper wire, Metal paper clip (2), 1.5 volt dry cell, Bar magnet, Scotch tape, Sand paper,


(1) Make a coil having 5-6 turns by winding wire on your finger or board marker etc. Coil may be circular or elliptical or rectangular shape having diameter of about 1.5 cm – 2.0 cm. (Fig.5)

(2) Leave 4 cm of wire on each side.

(3) Using sandpaper or cutter knife remove the enamel of one end of coil completely. And remove the
enamel of upper face of the other.

(4) Unfold the two paper clips. Attach them tightly on the two ends of a dry cell using vinyl tape. (Fig.6)

(5) Bring the magnet near the assembly of coil – clips and dry cell. (Fig.7) Fig.6



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