How To Make An Electromagnet

By Go-Repairs

How to make an electromagnet

Harness the power of electromagnets

Magnets are one of the most fun things to experiment with. With a few materials you can easily make your own electromagnet.

Materials are crocodile clips, iron nail, magnet wire and a battery
To help you see the results you need iron filings or paper clips.

Materials Needed

List of materials:

  • Insulated Copper wire - thin insulation is best, I used crocodile clips and enamelled wired, which is also called magnet wire
  • A Battery
  • An Iron Nail
    • (Optional Materials)

      • Iron filings
      • Paper clips

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.

Get Flash Player