We’re dropping mad science and sick dance moves on this episode of STEM At Home. So, get ready to learn about simple homopolar motors as we build a tiny dancer dance party.
1. Bend your wire in half to find the middle and squeeze with pliers.
2. Use your pliers to make a “W” shaped bend in middle of wire.
3. Continue to bend your wire in shape of a dancer.
4. Use your pliers to trim excess wire.
5. Create a circle around the bottom.
6. Make sure your dancer shape is balanced.
7. Connect the neodymium magnets to the bottom of your battery.
8. Tape the emoji head onto the top of your wire.
9. Balance wire on center of battery and test your dancer.
10. Crank the tunes and get your dance party started!
Your instructor: Kevin Beck
A life-long science geek, Kevin is also the Resident Explainer of Things at Lenovo, which means he breaks down complex technology into simple subjects the rest of us can understand. Kevin currently lives in North Carolina with his wife.
Congratulations on building your tiny dancer! We hope you enjoyed learning about electric motors and electricity, something we think about every day when designing and building our computers. Be sure to share your dancer with #StemAtHome.
We’ve got dance parties down to a science. Learn how to build a simple motor with our Tiny Dance Party project. Then tag your build with #STEMatHome. pic.twitter.com/VRbBQJYAia— Lenovo (@Lenovo) May 16, 2020