Archive for the 'Me Motor' Category
My little game

One motor

4 AA batteries




my car

this is pack car project :

-4 motor

-4 AA batteries



-super glue

The I-radar – Ali Issa

I built a radar that is operated manually , it can be either on or off operated

by a switch. It spins in either direction depending on the switch’s position left or right it is for entertainment purposes and it also can be used for more things such as reflecting

light if i put a CD on the radar itself.

So thats will be my project…

Ali’s non working helicopter blade

After trial and error, had partial success at making it work; though didnt have durable success to call it “working”. Since the main idea was flight, main part of the project was the helicopter blade. It was necessary I build the best possible blade so that it can lift the motor at the moderate speed the motor provided. This was almost impossible since research indicated that I needed a high speed motor so that combination of a good blade and high RPM results in flight. But gave it a shot anyways.

First I tried cutting a CD in shape of blades. I gave them an angle for better performace but I only ended up with big fan that could fly off at any time and cut your face in 167 places. So I researched online and found that RC helicopters sold in stores will obviously have a really good blade. I shopped at ToysRUs and found a cheap glider that had a fan attached at the front and it took off 30 feet in the air thanks to the light weight glider and a good blade.

I took the fan off of it, attached it to my motor, powered it with 4 AA batteries (2 more than recommended) and tried giving it a lift. It did not fly but it did seem to “want to take off”. As soon as I let it go, though, the weight of the motor would bring it down. The wires would get hot very fast so I had to pause between tests. As a last measure, I thought of a brilliant idea that if I put a round bowl under the helicopter the air-o-dynamics will be better since air will come back up at the fan instead of dispersing off in the atmosphere. And it worked perfectly for a brief moment. The helicopter flew and held for a few seconds. So much for that, it never happened again. I just happened to hit the sweet spot where everything worked perfectly and getting it there again was next to impossible.

So here’s the picture of the project. Helicopter.  

Kieu Dinh ***TOY CAR***

A diagram of several capacitors, side by side, both leads of each connected to the same wires.

This is my first toy car that I actually build. Apparently, the wheels do spin but it didn’t run on the ground. The reason I can think of is because the piece of wood is too heavy.    T_T          I know it’s sad, I think I’m the only one in class who failed at this.

What does it do? Well it supposed to be a toy car which to keep kids busy when they have spare times.

How is it works? Well it had a switch that I build in series with a batteries and one of the motor. So when it’s on, it activated the motors to spin and therefore the wheels attached to the shaft run.

How to build it? I think it’s really basic to build this car. Well first, get 4 motors and make it in parallel circuit with a batteries. That is for the 4 wheels to attached to. Second, use the duck tape to tape those 4 motors below the piece of wood. Make it even so the wheels can move easily. And for the switch, just connect it to the batteries and one of the motor in series. And that’s it, really basic isn’t it.


4 double A batteries

piece of wood

duck tape

4 motors



4 wheels

super glue

Board-game Spinner

Fully assembled


Use: Replaces conventional “flick” spinners for any and all board games who use them

How to use: Turn it on, then turn it off, the arrow will point to the spot

How to build:

1. First you will need batteries and a battery holder, a small electric motor, an on/off switch, and a something sturdy to mount all of these to.

2. Connect the batteries to the switch and the switch to the motor and mount all of these peices to the block so the motor is sticking out above the other parts and the switch is easily accessible.

3. Next you will need a pie pan to use to cover the mechanics of the device, on the top of the pie pan mark as many spaces as you need for the game you desire to play and in the center punch a small hole for the motor to stick thru. On the top of the motor you will need to attach a small peice of dowel, this will allow you to attach an arrow to the motor.

4. The final step is to use some long thin item as an arrow, such as a popsicle stick or in my case a pencil. You can attach the pencil to the dowel using an adhesive such as epoxy, or nail to hammer thru the object into the dowel.

Now the spinner is finished.

The “Fonzi”

This is the Fonzi. It is a cheap homeade version of the tattoo gun. It can be manufactured in less than an hour with very minimal cost.
1.) Find a motor like the one given in class; or one can easily be found in an old walkman or other listening device with a working motor in it.
2.) Obtain a cheap pen that is perferably clear and easy to see through.
3.) Cut the pen in half then take the cap and cut off the closed end. Then invert the cap over the small end of the pen that is the end you write with.
4.) Attach the motor to the inverted cap and then attach a button to the drive shaft of the motor.
4.) After the button is attached straighten a paper clip and attach a sewing needle to the paper clip.
5.) Proceed by attaching the paper clip that is on the opposite end from the sewing needle to one of the open holes in the button which should be attached to the motor.
6.) Plug the motor into a power source and dip the needle tip into the ink.

I had problems developing a proper ink delivery system, so I went with an old tried and true system of dipping the needle as needed. I will continue to work on finding a better system of ink delivery.

Finshed product functioning properly.

Musicless music box

Introducing the


What does it do?
It Entertains the masses

How it works:

Simply flip a switch and watch it spin

How to build it:

Step 1. use a motor, box, batteries and a used roll of electrical tape, a switch, some wire, exacto knife, and a wacky pack

Step 2. Attach motor above batteries and batteries to a switch

Step3. stab lots of holes in to the box till the switch fits
Step4. add lots of tape to make sure it does not fall a part
Step5. add your wacky pack kids toy
Step6. Turn on and be mesmerized.Final list of materials used:

  • one switch
  • one wooden box
  • one motor
  • four AA
  • one hookah grommet
  • one wacky pack kids meal


Me Motor

find a motor


find a disc and use a tape to cover everything


connect two wood to make a stand

step 4

find a batteries pack and tape it to the back of the stand


tape the motor to the top of the stand

step 6

connect the wire from the batteries pack to the motor

Matthew Reed, Portable Fan

This is just a simple fan that blows air. When the circuit is connected , the motor rotates a plastic circle with  cardboard blades similar to a more high tech fan. To build it one would need a block of wood a some batteries and a motor and wiring to connect the two. The blades can be cut out of many materials; mine is cardboard. To put it all together one would need to fix the battery pack and motor to the block of wood. The next step would be to connect the battery pack to motor and attach the the fan head to the motor for rotation. The fan head is made out of a plastic circle with cardboard blades attached to it.

*Completely different idea from my me specs.