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How to make tiny dancer homopolar motors

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- National Engineers' Week began in 1951 in conjunction with the birthday of President George Washington, who is considered the nation’s first engineer, and the celebration continues today. Kristi Widmar from Burns & McDonnell visited FOX 4 to share a fun  engineering project parents can try at home with their kids.

You just need a few materials that you can buy from a hardware or hobby store:

  • Solid copper wire
  • ½ X 1/8 inch Neodymium (Neo-DIM-eum) Disc Magnets
  • AA Batteries
  • Pliers/wire cutters
  • Crepe paper
  • Glue

Click here for more on how to assemble the tiny dancers.