Simple motor (and Christmas decoration)

A classic homopolar motor. A Christmas decoration fit for a king.

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    Copper wire
    Paper Christmas tree (optional)

Make it

Channel your inner Michael Faraday and make a homopolar motor out of only a battery, a magnet and some copper wire. Then get festive and try to balance a Christmas tree on top.

Be careful with the battery as it can get hot if the motor runs for a while.

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