This took me days to figure out what’s wrong. Although I got it from the Internet on how to make this, and there are step-by-step instructions, I just couldn’t figure it out. Luckily, after searching, I found a video that explains for this to work, you need the coil to have only one side exposed in a vertical manner. You just have to sand paper one side of the coil at both ends, touching the electric current from the battery.

Here is a picture:

A Simple Electric Motor

Here is a video demo:

For this to work:

  • You have to have a strong magnet.
  • An Alkaline 9 volt Battery.