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How To: Build a Newman cool motor

In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to build a "Newman Motor". From the website of Joseph Newman, this motor is an "electromagnetic motor that runs cool (unlike all conventional motors) and harnesses the

How To: Make a homopolar motor

Turn yourself into an electromagnetism maestro with one of the simplest motors known to man—the homopolar motor. It's the "simplest motor" because of its absent polarity change. The magnetic field does not change the direction or strength. It consists of only three parts; copper wire, round magnet and battery. It produces really low voltages, which means there's no real practical application for this motor, but it sure is fun to make! Try your hands at the homopolar motor—watch the video and ...

How To: Connect the y-axis motor wires for a CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or electronics, but be warned, these machines are inherently dangerous, so wear the proper protection and use common sense. At the very least, read the instructions and precautions on every tool you use.

How To: Machine knit with a Brother KE-100 motor drive

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, increase or decrease, but just simply moves the knitting carriage back and forth. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to use the Brother KE-100 motor drive knitting machine, including how to use the Brothe...

How To: Troubleshoot and fix broken windshield wipers

If your windshield wipers don't come on when you turn the switch, then try out the solutions in this video! First, check to see if there's a blown fuse. If that's okay, next check the power going to the wiper motor. You have to take the wiper arms off to get to the motor. Watch Scotty Kilmer in this video for all the remaining troubleshooting tips for broken windshield wipers.

How To: Make a small windmill from a permanent magnet motor

In this video, we learn how to make a small windmill from a permanent magnet motor. You will need: a motor, a rotor, and a stand to make this. First, you need to find a motor that has permanent magnets on it, like one from a printer. Then, grab a windmill like one from the garden and make a stand by combining three pieces of wood. Then, heat up the side of the motor and connect it to the middle of the windmill so that it spins around. After this, you will connect it to the stand with a fiberg...

How To: Remove the engine cooling fan motor in a Saturn car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple maintenance on your automobile, but you may need a few tools. Invest in the basic tools and you'll be prepared for just about any car malfunction you can think of. These tutorials will help get you on your way, as long ...

How To: Make light using a stepper motor generator

In this tutorial, we learn how to make light using a stepper motor generator. First, take the motor out of an old printer that you don't use anymore. After this, find a few LED lights. You will need to solder the LED lights, then connect them with a soldering iron to the printer motor. Now connect these to a generator, and the light should now shine so that you can see in the dark! This won't use any additional electricity, so you are helping the environment. All of the pieces used to make th...

How To: Fit and replace Creda carbon brushes

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to replace your Creda carbon brushes in your washing machine's motor. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your washing machine's Creda carbon motor brush. Please note that all work should be performed by a qualified engineer. Make sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe removal of the carbon motor brush in your washing machine.

How To: Replace your fan oven element and your fan motor

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to replace your fan oven element and your fan motor. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your cooker's parts. Please note that all work should be performed by a qualified person. Make sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe removal of your fan oven element and fan motor.

How To: Build a faraday motor

Build a faraday motor with tips from this how-to video. In the early 1800s, physicist Michael Faraday invented the first device to convert electrical energy into mechanical motion. This is an easily built version of his motor. The magnet sets up a magnetic field, and the electrical current through the screw sets up a separate electromagnetic field around the screw. The two fields react and the result is rotation.

How To: Convert an RC bike with a brushless motor

Well I've converted one of these rc bikes into a snarling (ha ha) nitro powered machine. I'm now going to convert my other stock model into a brushless monster. This particular bike had a rather bumpy crossing from the USA when I bought it from ebay. It got damaged in it's box and was returned to the sender. He, very nicely, found a new set of front forks, fitted them and posted it back to me, for no extra charge! Top Man! It's a bit sluggish, stock, so I think sticking a MAMBA MAX 7700kv mot...

How To: Replace the motor drive assembly in a Braun electric mens shaver (8583)

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 assembly (Part # 7030-244) wherever they're sold, online or in stores. Then follow along with this video to see how to disassemble the Braun shaver and switch the motor assemblies.

How To: Make a speaker out of a tissue box

In an old video posted on YouTube, about how to make a speaker in a tissue box, they got a Kleenex box, foil, motor, and battery. Of course the motor ran off the battery and it made a sound, but there's no way to just plug in the audio jack from your Apple iPhone into the Kleenex box where it's contacts obviously aren't going to touch any electrical contacts and have it work. It's not possible.

How To: Fit and replace a Bosch and Neff fan motor and fan blade

Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to fit and replace the fan motor and fan blade on a Bosch and Neff oven. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to fit and remove your cooker's fan motor and blade. Please note that all work should be performed by a qualified person. Make sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe removal of your Bosch and Neff oven's fan motor and blade.

How To: Build a beam bot twin motor robot base

This robot is BEAM bot inspired. First we build up the Motor Drive, an excellent and cheap Robot Bot-Base. We start with the Tamiya kit, get it going, then strap on a battery and a drag wheel, center the drag wheel. Tape it all in place with bright yellow tape and make a BEAM Bot with batteries. Plans for this BEAM framework are to add smarts.

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