A simple and highly affordable miniature solar car kit that includes everything you need (aside from soldering equipment) to build a small but speedy vehicle powered solely by the strength of the sun. The kit constitues an excellent introduction to solar energy for young learners, presenting a relatively short task rendered challenging mostly by virtue of the size of the building materials. Builders will develop their fine motor skills, learning the basics of how vehicles work, garnering confidence and self-reliance as they construct a fun toy with guidance from an instruction sheet detailed with step-by-step images and directions. And unlike other kits, soldering is optional; it yields a more secure connection from solar cell to motor, but soldering is in no way necessary for ensuring the functioning of the vehicle. Makes a fun and unique stocking stuffer, and can be used as the basis for a wide variety of science fair projects. Once the car is built, just place it in the sun and the rays picked up by the solar cell will cause the motor to drive the wheels automatically. Make it a family project and have your cars race!
- HOBBY DIY PROJECT: Build a small, fully-functional car powered by the sun! Have fun outdoors!
- LEARNING & FUN: Kids spending too much time on iPads? This DIY car project will help them develop fine 3D motor skills, confidence and self-reliance. They will learn how solar cells, motors and gears work. Great school science project. Aligned with the following NGSS Standards: MS – PS 1-6, MS ETS 1-1, MS ETS 1-2, MS ETS 1-3
- ALL PARTS & TOOLS INCLUDED: This kit includes all the parts necessary (20+ parts) and a small screwdriver needed for assembly! Detailed downloadable full-color step-by-step instructions included!
- NO SOLDERING: Solar cell is already pre-soldered to the motor! This makes this a great project for younger kids.
- PORTABLE FAST FUN: Car measures 3.25″ x 2.5″ x 1.25″ when built – easy to take on family outdoor trips or to a school yard! In full sun, car will zip at approximately 1 meter per second! That’s fast!