Want to make a simple electric motor at home? Andy and Mike show you how in just a few easy steps, using a block of wood, two paperclips, a AA battery, some insulated copper wire, and a magnet. This is a fun and simple science experiment that anyone can do at home. Wrap the wi ...more
Build an Electric Motor
Great professional tutorial, on how to build an electric motor and how it works.
This is a sweet video showing you how to make a sick electric motor! You'll need some wood, a battery, and some PVC pipe, along with a few other things, and you'll be on your way to making that perfect electric motor of yours.
OK, you've got yourself a single phase induction electric motor, but you don't know how to start it. Check out this simple how-to to discover a few methods of starting this motor up. You'll need to know this unless you want to burn out your motor!
This tutorial video will teach you how to make your very own home made electric motor. This electric motor can power a variety of accessories, and is useful for science projects.
Creating an electric, homopolar motor with junk from your drawer. Make an electric motor with junk from your drawer. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
Are your DVDs piling up? Want to get rid of a few, but don't think you can sell them to anyone? No problem— recycle them! If your desktop is in need of some zest, this hack will show you how to light things up— in style! It's an electric rotating disc that's powered by a motor ...more
Need to rev up the speed of that electric toothbrush? Try using some rare earth magnets to increase the speed of an electric motor. Increase the speed of an electric toothbrush motor. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
If the motor in your Braun electric shaver (Model # 8583) isn't working anymore, you'll probably need to replace it. But most of you will probably just junk the shoal mens shaver. And you don't have to— because you can fix it yourself! Just pick up a replacement motor drive as ...more
Valentine's Day is almost here, and if you're like me, you're scurrying to do something special for your mate. The standard chocolates and flowers just isn't cutting it anymore, and you can only make so many homemade cards before it becomes banal and meaningless. So, what can ...more
Here's how to make an electric motor with some wire. It looks like a cool spider.
Help Chuck Green kill some zombies like MacGyver would! This video series covers 43 of the weapon combinations you can use in Dead Rising 2. Check them all out! 1. Tenderizers (Box of Nails + MMA Gloves) 2. Knife Glove / Claws (Boxing Gloves + Bowie Knife) 3. Paddle Saw (Kaya ...more
This video demonstrates the relationship between electricity and magnetism and shows how to construct an electromagnet using a 4 inch iron nail, 5 meters of copper wire and a 1.5 volt AA battery. Electromagnetism was discovered by the Danish scientist Oersted. Electromagnetism ...more
The video gives a step by step tutorial on how to replace the water pump, all belts and the shaft seals on a Porsche 944 S2. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. The repair is shown for a S2, but most steps are the same for other mo ...more
See the assembly and run of a very basic electric motor. Just get all that you need and put it together, just like in this video. The battery, the coil, the magnets -- they're all just waiting for you to make a motor out of them.
Check out this instructional video to learn how to troll for big catfish with planer bobbers. Watch how to rig bait cast and fish with planer bobbers for big catfish. If you have a boat and like to catch catfish, get some planer bobbers. You drift or save gas by using the elec ...more
This confectionery hacking how-to video demonstrates that, with an electric motor, juice lids, battery and sugar, you can make your own cotton candy machine. Don't wait for a carnival or fair to get your next taste of sweet, sweet cotton candy. Watch this video tutorial to see ...more
If you have been curious about the Brother KE-100 electric motor drive, this video will explain some of it's features and demonstrate how it works. Basically what the motor drives does is replace the movement of your own hands, or even more simply put, it can't change stitches ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to use different drive modes in the 2010 Prius. The Prius offers a smooth and gentle ride, and new technology lets you tailor the driving experience to your needs. All you have to do is press the button and let the car do the rest. The EV mode le ...more
In this video, we learn how to build a magnetic stirring device. First you will need: a block of 1 inch thick Styrofoam, a piece of cardboard, 2 magnets, a small electric motor, a piece of non-magnetic metal, a hot glue gun, and a soldering iron. First, draw the shape of your ...more
Evenin' Gov'na! How lucky you are to have that datascope (a.k.a. computer); for now you can build yourself some SteamPunk Goggles for your next bioscope (a.k.a. movie)! You will need an old wallet, metal pieces, two plastic water bottle caps, old clock parts, an electric motor ...more
This video demonstrates how to make cotton candy using the Gold Medal X-15 machine. Plug in the three-prong chord in its own independent jack. Use a heavy duty three-prong extension cord if needed. Remove the clips from the net and spread the net around the inside of the pan, ...more
Pressure washers are a great way to clean a brick patio - if you do it right! The pressure washer can harm the surface you are cleaning or even yourself. The basic operation of the pressure washer is to take the low pressure from you garden hose and increase the pressure with ...more
This instructional video demonstrates how to wind a motor for an electric radio remote control. The visual guidelines include written instructions for building a small motor. Part 1 of 2 - How to Wind a motor on a radio remote control. Part 2 of 2 - How to Wind a motor on a r ...more
This video is on how to install an electric fan onto a ESC (Electric Speed Control) for cooling of your radio controlled vehicle's motor. With a little soldering know-how, you can do this task easy, and quickly.
MrfixitRick shows how to make hydro-electric power using faucet water pressure, a Tesla CD Turbine, and a Subaru radiator fan motor. The Tesla CD Turbine is home-made from recycled CD's, CD cakebox, and neodymium magnets.
R/C car manufacturer Losi just recently released the LOSI 1/10 TEN-T TRUGGY RTR, which is apparently the world's most advanced radio controlled car. The Ten-T is 18 inches long and 6.2 pounds, and operates like a real race car (but at 1/10 of the size). Check out these specs ...more
Around the world, X-People (yes... there are X-Women, too) are under attack from an intolerant sapiencentric ruling class. Integration without equality is a farce. Autonomy is denied outright. Human prejudice cannot abide a mutant state. Human fear, born to hate, imposes itsel ...more
Wish you could make the shift to electric or hybrid, but you can't afford it? If you've got more than a few free weekends on your hands, you may want to consider undertaking Benjamin Nelson's ambitious (to say the very least) car conversion project. First, Nelson outlines in ...more
This video will help you diagnose and troubleshoot on a basic level, your electric kit. I get asked alot "please fix my rc" and the main issue is that people do not understand how their rc works. While using a multimeter, I will show you how to diagnose battery batteries bars, ...more
PopSci breaks down how basic functions of R/C work. Once you've mastered it, the sky is the limit. You can remote control anything. Well, almost anything. "The basic R/C setup consists of a transmitter, a receiver, and several actuators on the receiving end—either servos (ele ...more
Build this ultra-simple AC electric generator from magnets, wire, and cardboard. (And a big nail!) Light a small lightbulb, or flash a red LED. This demonstrates how generators work. Now if you want a more useful device, use a small DC motor as a generator, since it has much ...more
November 29th marks the day of Nissan's triumph, not only as an automaker, but as an eco-friendly automaker. The new Nissan LEAF has won the 2011 European Car of the Year award, the first all-electric vehicle to be chosen for the award. LEAF is actually a backronym, meaning: ...more
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been widely used by the military for surveillance and reconnaissance missions—even armed combat. But there are other beneficial applications of an unmanned aircraft, such as search and rescue operations, scientific exploration, lo ...more
It took him a year to build and about $30,000 in parts, but Steve Hassenplug has created a truly magnificent robotic chess set, inspired by the magical chessboard in the first Harry Potter movie. Quite a task, but Hassenplug did an incredible job! Via PopSci: "Hassenplug and ...more
A British prisoner was recently caught with a tattoo gun rigged from a Sony Playstation. The crafty D.I.Y.er broke down the Playstation and attached the console motor to a finely sharpened ballpoint pen. The Sun reports: "A source said: 'It was a truly bizarre piece of DIY, ...more
LEGO technic builder Sariel presents a mighty impressive weekend project: a motorized LEGO hand that emulates actual human movement. This feat of plastic engineering runs on a combination of electric motors and pneumatic valves. Says Sariel, "The most complex part of the arm ...more
If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more
If you're like me, you were always jealous of the kids with rich parents who got to ride around in their own Power Wheels cars. Now that I am tall enough to sell my body and time, I find myself attaining childhood dreams like buying my own Power Wheels car. I would not have ch ...more
Motors. The word screams of complexity. They're everywhere and in everything, from car engines to airplanes to toys and electric wristwatches. But sometimes the most complex things can be really simple, as in the case of the homopolar motor, where the main point is a magnetic ...more
Sure, you've folded paper airplanes before. But I bet they don't stay airborne for very long. But they will, thanks to this clever little hack. PopSci designed their eAT-6 "Texan" paper airplane specifically to meet the requirements of their secret ingredient: a motor. Equip ...more
F for FAKE. This video has been labeled a "Faux-To". Commonly contested as bogus science, we believe this video to be a hoax. What's your opinion? Comment below. Regardless of what this is called, this free energy looks amazing when demonstrated. This video tutorial will show ...more
We've all seen the classic tornado-in-a-bottle science experiment, which uses 2 two-liter bottles to create a whirlpool effect. This version requires you to get the tornado started yourself by spinning the bottles, but what if you want to make it fully automated? Instructable ...more
Google quickly learned over five years ago electric vehicles (EVs) were the powertrain of choice for its then fledging driverless car program and the industry has since followed its lead. Now, every major carmaker has an EV program of some kind, while all-electric powertrains ...more
The electric air freshener is one of those devices that seems like it could only have one possible function, but can actually be repurposed in a few different ways. If you're looking for a practical use, you can turn it into a bug killer, but it's also perfect for pranks. Wit ...more
35,000 times smaller than an actual train, David Smith has likely roped in the world record for tiniest model train. Unfortunately the train's motor does operate externally, but very cool nonetheless. More images below the video. Previously, World's (ex) Tiniest Electric Train ...more
Cleaning a blender thoroughly is a pain in the ass, especially when you try and get all the goop out from underneath the sharp blades without nicking your knuckles. Alas, it is a necessary chore, otherwise you end up with disgusting dried gunk that ends up in your next batch o ...more
Time to make those lazy Sunday afternoons even lazier. Instructables member johndavid400 has posted a full HowTo on modding your lawn mower to operate via remote control. " ...How to make your Arduino into an R/C interface that you can use for just about anything requiring re ...more
Amateur Chinese inventor, Tao Xiangli, has built his own homemade submarine. Drawing inspiration from the James Bond and Terminator movies, Xiangli's tinkering is quite impressive, considering his education came to a halt at the fifth grade. In The Guardian's video piece on t ...more
An expert in the driverless market has earmarked Porsche as the company to watch in the automated car race. Grayson Brulte, the co-founder of Autonomous Tomorrow, told Driverless that the luxury car company were the underdogs in a highly competitive and specialized field. On ...more
Today's Top News : Self-Touted 'Tesla of the Seas' Seeks Early Lead by Launching Pilotless Ship in 2018
A Norwegian carrier's launch of a pilotless container ship next year could lead the way to a new era in sea transportation and shipping if successful. Norway-based Yara International ASA, a self-touted "Tesla of the seas," claims the eletric-powered vessel will be the world's ...more
The new Leaf with Nissan's ProPilot driverless feature could launch as soon as this year, following a teaser image and video the Japanese carmaker released of its flagship EV yesterday. A company source told Driverless that ProPilot could become available in the new Leaf befo ...more
Hello again, fellow hackers and electrical engineers! As many of you understand by now, knowing electronics is not really a required skill for hackers, but it will most certainly come in handy and may save you a lot of time! But before we can design cool circuits like an EMP ...more
Hello again, fellow hackers! As promised, here is part 2 of my fresh electricity and electronics for hackers series. In this series, we will be making a lot of things, from power supplies to (hopefully) EMP bombs. But before we can build skyscrapers, we first need a foundation ...more
Self-driving vehicles may be the apex of safe driving, taking human error out of the equation. Until then, augmented reality can help reduce accidents by improving driver awareness. This week, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation introduced its EMIRAI 4 concept car, which uses aug ...more
Sherif Marakby has returned to Ford as the VP of AVs & Electrification after a brief stint with Uber. Marakby's VP title will be effective June 12. The news of Uber departure was announced in April. He worked with Ford Motor Co. for 25 years before leaving to become Uber's Vi ...more
For this project, I decided to rip apart a microwave I found in my neighbor's garbage can to see what was inside. With permission, of course! True story! Video: . The saying goes, "one man's trash is another man's treasure", and with all the parts I found in this abandoned app ...more
One of the most annoying things about summer is mowing the lawn. Depending on how big your yard is, it can mean spending hours out in the hot sun while you could be doing something a lot more fun like watching the Olympics or making giant soap bubbles. Reclaim your summer with ...more
Bonafide How-It's-Done (not exactly a HowTo) on remote-controlling your car via iPhone and Power Wheels. Brought to you by some crazy Texans, over at Waterloo Labs. Says Hack A Day, "Brake and gas pedals are actuated using a wrench connected to a motor bolted to the floorboa ...more
Nissan has confirmed reports that the Nissan Leaf's Propilot option will go on sale in the US in September, but when it does, don't expect it to compete against the Tesla Model 3's driverless features. Ahead of the Propilot's launch in the US, details revealed about Nissan's ...more