About Us


Welcome to the Motors are Fun website. We’re glad you stopped by. The intent of this site is to show you videos of small DC motors that you can build. Some are homemade using paper clips, thumbtacks, wires, and in some cases angle iron. In other cases, the motors came from a kit. All of the motors use the same principle of magnets attracting and repelling each other. This site is meant for you to learn about magnetism and motors with the eventual goal of having you become involved in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career. Motors are what got me started to becoming a mechanical engineer.

For those of you that are Boy Scouts looking to get your Electricity Merit Badge or a Girl Scout looking to get your Science and Technology Home Science badge, check out the videos to get some ideas.

We changed the title of this website to include robots since those interested in motors generally become interested in robots due to the fascination with direct current, control circuitry, building, and programming.

If you are a student interested in a winning science fair project, check out the videos and I’m sure you can exceed some of these. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to tell your friends and parents about our Motors are Fun site.



  1. huster1

    Thanks for your kind words. Your infographics really show how important that BLDCs are for various applications. I will plan on reviewing your other infographics and include one in a future blog. Appreciate you stopping by and following our site. Mike


  2. Algen


    I can’t find any contact info in the site so forgive me for using the comment section. I’m Algen, I work with engineering website EEWeb.com and would love to feature your website as a site of the day on EEWeb. Is this of interest to you?

    Hope to hear from you soon.




    • huster1

      Hello Algen, I am delighted that you stopped by the site to check out the videos and blogs. You are certainly welcome to feature my site on yours. I noticed you have featured the AcrBotics site. Joseph’s “Sparki” robot gave me the impetus to start speaking to middle school students about STEM careers. I take Sparki along with my motors and other robots to get the students thinking and imagining.

      Kind regards, Mike


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