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okay so now we're gonna take a large paper clip and use it to make mounts for our motors first thing we need to do is straighten the paperclip out so we're going to remove all the kinks and bumps in the paper clip as much as we can with our hands and then once we've gotten those pretty much removed we'll take our needle nose pliers and try and remove the rest of the kinks to get the paper clip as straight as possible so once we've gotten the paperclip straightened out we're going to bend it at a 90 degree angle so that it fits snugly against our switches so once it's in place we will take our you basically take your thumb and hold it against the the paper clip and then just bend it and we're using our basically our battery holder as a forming tool and we're bending it straight down and then just a little bit forward so again we'll put our thumb right there on the edge and then we'll bend it down and then we're gonna spend it just a little bit forward and the the reason we're doing this is that it's gonna allow us to adjust and fine-tune the motors we could just hot glue them on to the side of the of the battery holder but then if the motors were at an angle that we didn't like or they were at different angles we wouldn't be able to adjust them so this extra step helps to allow us to basically saves time later so in any case we're just double checking and making sure everything fits and we're gonna make them make sure that the contacts those gold contacts on the motor are out on top so we are going to hot glue the paper clip to the other side of the motor and right now what we what I did with there was I just put the motor on the paper clip and basically just tried to assess how long it needed to be so it needs to be about a 3/4 of an inch long and then we're gonna bend a little dogleg in the end of the paper clip and it's kind of hard to get a grip on it there so well it will cut the other one the same length and there we go so you can use a nipper pliers or a lot of times needlenose pliers will have a cutting tool built into them and so we want to bring the paper clip out just a little bit at an angle so the motors are gonna stick out at an angle just a little bit so we want those out at about a 45 degree angle they don't have to be perfect cuz again we can adjust them later so now we've got our paper clip on our motor and we want to make sure that the paper clip holds the motor in in place and so in order to do that I'm just putting it back on here and trying to make sure everything fits and double-checking to make sure that we have enough paper clip on the backside of the motor and that it's the right length and kind of getting a feel for how the motor is gonna fit against that switch so each of these are going to be slightly different because they're all built by you know everybody's different in the way they build it'll be slightly different but once we've got the paper clip on the motor it looks like that's about the right length in order to keep the motor from rotating around the paper clip we're going to bend the paper clip at a 90 degree angle using our needle nose pliers just at the end we'll put a little dogleg in it and so that will hold the motor it'll keep it from wanting to turn around the paper clip so now we're going to put our paper clip back on and make sure that the motor is at the angle that we want it to be at and it's not quite at the right angle so what we can do is just grab our needle nose pliers and turn it and make it so that the motor is lined up straight along the side of the battery holder and again this requires a little bit of adjustment but once you get it right I works pretty well so there we go that's about right and again it doesn't have to be perfect once the motor is on if for some reason it's it doesn't fit right you can always take the hot glue and peel it off and try again we also have an extra paper clip in the in the kit in case you need to I will always recommend when you build your kids to have an extra paper clip but the ones that we're going to be using will have an extra paper clip in them so if for some reason it doesn't doesn't get made right the first time you can always change it so when we put down the hot glue we want to put down about a eighth of an inch thick hot glue so about an eighth of an inch deep there on the motor we want to spread it out very evenly and want to make sure that it is completely covering the paperclip and it'll take a little while for this to dry but you can tell it's dry when it turns from clear to sort of a milky color okay so that that's dry now and that motors on there pretty good and you want to make sure that the hot glue is completely cool before you try and do any adjust fine-tuning adjustments because otherwise the paperclip may pull out of the hot glue and then you'll have to do the whole thing again so we're gonna bend the this side the same way put a little dog leg in it and then we're going to get our motor and line it up just like we did on the other side and we'll flip it over it's important to remember that the contacts of the motor the the gold colored or brass colored contacts on the motor stick out and are not on the side that you're gluing the paperclip to so we're gonna go ahead and put that on there and again you want to hold this in the right orientation so that it stays in place and so that the hot glue is completely surrounding the paperclip it's easy to sort of let it move around and then it won't hold very well okay so the hot glue has cooled down you can tell because it's again that milky color and now we're going to do some fine-tuning adjustments of the paper clip to make sure that our hot glue I should say that our motor mount is going to fit around our double-a battery holder now because the hot glue has a thickness it will tend to push out on the motors and so you sometimes may need to make some adjustments to that paper clip so we're going to use our needle nose pliers to make sure that the motors are lined up the way we want them to be lined up and that everything fits snugly because we put that 90 degree bend in the paper clip we have some space there that we can use to adjust and make sure that the motors fit snugly