Experimental: Create your own homopolar motor with these easy steps

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With a few common materials lying around the house and some creativity, you can make a working motor. So get imaginative with your wire sculptures and get ready for some scientific fun! 

In this week’s episode of Experimental, learn how you can create a swirling display with a battery, some copper wire and magnets.

Transform a battery into a homopolar motor with a few simple materials: 

  • Wire Cutters
  • Copper Wire
  • AA Battery
  • Neodymium Magnets
  • Rubber Gloves

Watch the video above on how you can create your own homopolar motor.  

Experimental is a new AOL.com original series that demonstrates simple science experiments for adults and children to do together. Always take safety precautions.