Museum of Science and Industry

Build an Electric Motor

Step 2 of 11: Cut and strip the wire

Cut the wire into three pieces: one that is about 18 inches long, and two that are about 12 inches long. Strip about an inch of insulation off the ends of all three pieces of wire. On the longest piece of wire, blacken the top half of the stripped wire with a permanent marker.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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