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My son and I are trying to build a small motor for a school project. we have a 6volt battery 2 wires that we are hooking up to a spool of wire. We have two aposing magnets on each side of the spool of wire. the spool of wire is on a shaft and should turn when we touch it with the 2 wires from the battery. It just does not work. What are we missing here? Thankyou

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\015\012Please refer to the PDF document on how to build a small hobby DC motor.
\015\012Go to the link below. Thanks
Magnets. If you've ever seen the inside of an electric motor, you will see the armature, the part with the copper wire windings, is suspended in a metal case with magnets glued to the inside. I believe the magnets, one on each side of the case, are of opposite polarity of the armature. When electricity is applied to the copper windings it causes a magnetic field where one magnet pulls or attracts, and the other repels or pushes, causing the motor to spin. At least that's my limited understanding of the electric motor.
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