I wrapped 10' of copper wire around a cold rolled steel rod. Next, I removed the finish from each end of the wire. I held a battery to each end and was able to pick up several metal washers and a metal bolt.
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    The magnet is now finished and the wire has been taped to the steel rod.
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    A battery is being attached to the ends of the electromagnet
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    A metal washer is being picked up by the magnet.
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    Holding a battery to the ends of each wire allows the rod to be magnetized.