Electric motors are an essential part of modern society. Although you’re not going to power an electric car or even a phone’s vibration function with it, if you’d like to build your own simple motor, this kit from the Mscharlotte store looks like a great place to start. Not only does it allow you to wrap your own coils and make a mass rotate with a AA battery, it also features creatively formed lions to help with these tasks. It is the most visually please learn-about-motors kit we’ve ever seen.
According to the product writeup, it’s inspired by Tesla’s brushless motor, and can be used to demonstrate the relationship between magnetism and electricity. You can see it assembled below, and the results can be seen just after the 19:00 mark.
If you browse around that store, you might also notice a hot wire cutter kit that uses two C batteries. It looks like it could be quite useful if making models, and like the motor seen here, the kit sells for just $10 before shipping.