EPO Workshop: Electro-Magnetism


Workshop: Electro-Magnetism

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, there was a Electricity and magnetism presentation by EPO customer and cool guy, Will Maze at Electronic Parts Outlet.

Out of a desire to teach his own son and friends some fun concepts he knew were not covered in elementary school, Mr. Maze designed and built some simple, yet intriguing, models to show Oersted’s Experiment and  demonstrate the Lenz effect using various magnets, tubes, and rods.  He  will also show home made homopolar motors (first demonstrated by  Michael Faraday) in an amazing display of electricity and magnetism  (Lorentz force, right hand rule) that captivates the mind.

A simple electro-chemical example of electrolysis will use a pH indicator to graphically see what happens as water is separated into hydrogen  and oxygen.

We will also take a look at how stainless steel can change magnetic property as a function of crystal structure.

This workshop is sure to be inspiring for the creator who is interested in motors, compasses, stopping roller coasters, and making things move in unconventional ways using the mystery and magic of electricity and magnetism.

Our workshop is available for everyone, from the middle school student to the post-graduate hobbyist, Coaches and Science Teachers.  There is no charge to attend our workshops.  Please RSVP are always appreciated as it helps us to know if we need to schedule a second class to prevent over crowding.  It would help us to have your RSVP by 6pm Friday.  We hope to see you soon!

If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and presenting a workshop in our store, please come talk to me.  We are planning some events for the winter and are looking for presenters.


Chris Macha, Owner
Electronic Parts Outlet
3753 Fondren Rd,
Houston, TX 77063
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