Mindsets Solar Powered Buggy Kit

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About this product


  • Make a working solar powered buggy
  • Learn about renewable solar power and mechanics
  • The car comes in 24 pieces

Product overview

• Make a working solar powered buggy
• Learn about renewable solar power and mechanics
• The car comes in 24 pieces
• Use to demonstrate KS2/3 Solar Power
• Suitable for ages 11+ with supervision
Special features
• Comes with a 10F super capacitor to store energy from the solar panel

What can I make with this kit?
Create an amazing solar powered car. The car comes in 24 pieces and is fun to assemble. Assemble a rear wheel drive system with motor and worm gear to move a car. How fast can you get the car to move using different light sources? Store the power from the solar panel in the 10F capacitor and use it to power lamps, motors and others.

What can I learn from this kit?
Learn about renewable solar power. Solar power gathers energy from light and uses it to excite electrons in the panel to produce energy. Solar power is one of the world’s biggest sources of renewable power. See how fast the car will travel in direct sunlight, ambient light and even with artificial light sources such as halogen light (not included). Suitable for children aged 11 and over, this is a great kit to demonstrate KS2/3 solar power.


Number of included parts 24
Number of models that can be made 1
What can be made? Solar powered car
Computer system requirements N/A
Age group, if specified 11+
Power supply requirements Generates own power
Dimensions 250 mm x 55 mm x 130 mm

Does this kit have a facility to charge the capacitor and then switch from charge mode to a 'run' mode to move the buggy ?

Asked by: kingfisher
Also in the pack are all the components required to build a solar powered buggy, plus a 10F super capacitor, which can be charged up from the solar panel and used to power lamps, motors, etc.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17
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