Stripped Down Motor

114-1435_IMGAn electric motor consists of one or more loops of wire situated between the poles of a magnet. This motor has 2 loops – a blue one and a red one. When you push the button, electric current flows through whichever loop is closest to the magnet. The magnetic field of the magnet pushes against the electric current moving in the loop and makes the motor turns. As the motor turns, the electric current shifts from one loop to the other.

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