4M Solar Rover Kit

The 4M Solar Rover Kit teaches children how to harness the light of the sun to power everyday objects. Transform a recycled soda can into a solar-powered rover. This kit includes all the parts necessary to build one solar-powered car. Detailed assembly instructions included. Perfect for a young scientist with an interest in mechanics and alternate energy sources. Recommended for ages 8 years and up.

Product Features

  • Transform a recycled soda can into a solar-powered rover.
  • This kit includes all the parts necessary to build one solar-powered car.
  • Detailed assembly instructions included.
  • Perfect for a young scientist with an interest in mechanics and alternate energy sources.
  • Recommended for ages 8 years and up.
  • Challenge your child’s imagination with 4M toys and kits.
  • 4M educational toys cover a wide range of educational subjects and include science kits, arts and crafts kits, robotics kits, and more.
  • 4M offers a wide range of toys and kits to let you build a clock, crochet a placemat, or turn your room into a planetarium–all in the name of making learning fun.
  • Build this cool rover using the parts included and a soda can
  • Learn how sunlight is converted to energy
  • Detailed instructions included
  • Fun and educational

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Solar Fan Mini xUmp STEM Kit – Build Your own Solar Cell or Battery Powered Fan

This kit is an economical introduction to solar cells / photovoltaics (PV), DC motors and how fans work. Included are: solar cell, high-efficiency DC motor, two fan propellers, AA battery holder (for indoor activities) and on/off push-button switch.

The solar cell, DC motor and battery holder all come with already attached wire leads for easy connection (no soldering required!).

Simply connect the 2 wires of the motor to the 2 wires of the solar cell (just strip and twist them together), expose the solar cell to sunlight, and like magic the motor comes to life. For those cloudy days, instead of using the solar cell you can connect the included single AA battery holder to power the motor (great for indoor classroom activities!) Add the included on/off switch to your circuit!

Fan propellers are interchangable and are easy to attach to the motor by just pushing them onto the motor shaft. One of the included propellers has soft, touch-safe blades which is great for younger children.

Included (6 items):

SOLAR CELL: 2V 130mA polycrystalline solar cell (54x54mm) with pre-soldered wire leads

DC MOTOR: High-efficiency DC motor (type 300 1V-6V) with attached wire leads (25mm diameter, 14mm thick with 2mm shaft – 100mA 8500 RPM at 1.5V)

BATTERY HOLDER: Single AA battery holder with attached wire leads (battery is not included)

SWITCH: On/off push button switch

PROPELLER: Green 3-blade hard plastic propeller (80mm diameter)

SOFT PROPELLER: Yellow-transparent 80mm 3-blade propeller with soft, touch-safe blades

Product Features

  • FUN STEM KIT: Build your own solar cell or battery powered fan while learning about science, energy and engineering!
  • INCLUDED: Solar Cell, DC Motor, AA Battery Holder, On/Off Switch, Two Propellers (one is touch-safe for younger kids!)
  • TOUCH-SAFE FAN: Included in the kit is a touch-safe propeller (with soft clear plastic blades) – great for younger kids!
  • INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: This kid comes with both the solar cell and AA battery holder so you can power your fan both indoors and outdoors!
  • SWITCH INCLUDED: Multiple circuit combinations are possible with this kit. Add an included on/off switch to have even more fun (and learn more!)

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Micro Solar Car Kit – Make Your Own Solar Powered Car – Educational DIY STEM Science Activity

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!

Product Features

  • 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!

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