Mindsets Solar Concept Vehicle Electronic Kit
• Create a fantastic solar powered car
• Learn about energy and solar power
• With 104 parts there’s plenty of fun to be had in constructing the kit
• Fun for ages 14+
• No batteries required, it creates its own powerWhat can I build with this kit?
Build your very own solar powered car with this 104 piece kit (manufactures code NTB-001A). This great model can be assembled in approximately 30 minutes and shows how a hubless wheel design can work. This is a great introduction to solar power and mechanics. There’s no need for batteries or glue, but a small amount of soldering is required for this kit so you will need a soldering iron and solder
.What does this teach?
This kit draws its power from the solar panel and stores it in a super capacitor to run the model. The solar panels works by using the energy from sunlight to excite electrons in the panel, producing energy which moves the models. Solar power is becoming more widespread and full size solar power vehicles are being designed. In 2015 a solar powered plane flew from Japan to Hawaii (over 7000 miles) and the solar powered catamaran PlanetSolar was the first solar vehicle to circumnavigate the globe in 2012.
This kit gives you an in depth look at the inner workings of a car with its motor and front wheel drive. The front two wheels follow the conventional centre hub design but the larger back wheel is hubless. Hubless wheels actually have a hub that is almost the same size as the wheel and the axel is hollow – see what advantages and disadvantages you can think of for each type of wheel.
| Number of included parts
| Number of models that can be made
| What can be made?
|| Solar concept car
| Computer system requirements
| Age group, if specified
| Power supply requirements
|| Generates its own power
|| 219 mm x 125 mm x 120 mm
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