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Building a magnetic generator involves inserting a nail through the centers of two cardboard circles so the circles are 1.5 inches apart, insulating the nail between the circles, winding an insulated copper wire on the i... More »

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To build a generator, create a coil using a nail, two cardboard disks, some insulating tape and a lot of copper wire wound about the nail. Connect the ends of the wire to a light bulb, and attach a magnet to a hand drill... More »

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You can build a magnetic motor by utilizing a cylinder on a rotor and several magnets. By capitalizing on the repellent forces of magnetic poles, it is possible to create a machine in constant motion with the capabilitie... More »

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To make a temporary magnet or electromagnet, students can use an iron core, surround it with copper wire and then pass an electric current through this arrangement to magnetize the nail. When making an electromagnet for ... More »

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An iron nail can be made into a magnet by wrapping it with insulated copper wire and letting low-voltage direct current run through the coil. The iron nail will become a temporary magnet. More »

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A nail that is used in an electricity experiment with wire coiled around it is an example of a temporary magnet. When the electrical current is on, it acts as a magnet, but when it's off, it is no longer magnetic. More »

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To build a generator, create a coil using a nail, two cardboard disks, some insulating tape and a lot of copper wire wound about the nail. Connect the ends of the wire to a light bulb, and attach a magnet to a hand drill... More »

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