As the name implies, a toy motor refers to an electric motor used in the toy. This type of motor is usually simple and mini, widely applied in the market.
Electricity is one of the most important discoveries humans have made: it powers everything from light bulbs to computers, cars and televisions. Every day, new things are being done with it. One of these is the principle of electromagnetism, which is what makes a toy car motor work. Electromagnetism is the force that transforms electric power from the battery into mechanical power in the toy car's wheels.
There are a number of components that create movement inside the housing of a toy car's electric motor. Two permanent magnets attached at opposite sides sit inside a hollow casing. The armature sits between those magnets. This piece is made up of the commutator--the axle, which sticks through the casing--as well as the rotor coils. The coils, usually made of copper wire, are indirectly attached to the motor's terminals by brushes. The brushes touch, but aren't attached to leads on the rotor coils, allowing them to transfer power, but still rotate.
Everything in the world is made up of tiny particles called atoms. An atom is made up of even smaller particles known as neutrons, protons and electrons. The first two form the nucleus, giving the atom its weight, while the latter floats around the nucleus. When billions of atoms--copper, for example--are stacked and shaped into a straight line, they form copper wire. Attaching electricity to that wire causes the electrons to move. Heading toward the power source's negative terminal, electrons in an atom trade places with those of a neighbor, doing so many times per second to create electric current……..
What's one of the best things about having your kid attend a specialized school like Perkins School for the Blind? Well, of course it's the top notch eduction and services, but let's not forget how beneficial it can be for a parent to have access to so many smart and dedicated therapists and service providers all on one campus!
I had the opportunity to meet with Sarah Bis, an occupational therapist (OT) who works in the deafblind program at Perkins, and I asked her about some of the home-made toys she creates for her students to help them learn fine motor skills. Below are six of my favorites!
1. Shoebox Pegboard
Poke holes in the top of a cardboard shoebox to create your very own pegboard. You can use golf tees for the pegs (available in an assortment of colors) and add a colorful piece of cardstock to the top of the board for some added color contrast……..
This video we select below can visually teach you how to use a toy motor make a simple toy in details.