Solar Car Kits

Pricing for Schools only

Please phone or email for retail pricing. We do individual kits for Retail.

Basic Model - Solar or Battery

Made up model car

This basic model is all push fit and so requires NO glue to put it together.

We have taken a couple of year to develop and source the components but the end result is a model which is fast and strong plus being very durable.

The kit can be reused in a class enviroment and become a resource for each year. Or it can be a great platform to buid a car, truck or van which the students can take home. Also the components can be used in other ways and areas.

We are in the process of developing a video series and lots of ideas so please give us a call or email. We would love to help


A complete kit includes the following parts. The kit does not include a solar panel as it comes with a battery pack(battery not included in pricing). You can either purchase a solar panel per kit or just a small quatity to test and run the cars. See the Materials List tab on the left for panel sizes. They will all drive this kit but the larger the panel the faster they go!!!

The Kit is $8.00 plus GST

    Parts

Parts to build a model solar car
Each Kit includes
4 Wheels
2 Axels & 4 axel collars
1 Motor (model F-13)
1 Motor mount + double sided tape
1 Large Spur Gear - 54 tooth
1 Small Pinion Gear - 10 tooth
2 Alligator Clips
2 Pieces of wire
1Chassis(Coloured Corflute)
120mm x 200mm
1 Battery pack 1 x AA
Instructions included
We aslo include one block set
per 5 kits to assist in safely
mounting wheels

The battery pack is provided to allow the car to run without a solar panel and also keeps the cost down. All students can then get their car to move and you may choose to buy 6 solar panels for a class set so they can also test the car with a solar panel.


Advanced Model Solar Car

Made up model car

This advanced model includes a solar panel, two spur gears, a switch and a more powerful motor plus 6 wheels, 4 large and 2 small making this an ideal STEM project.


A complete kit includes the following parts. The main differences to the basic kit are it includes a solar panel, has an on/off switch and the ability to change gear ratios and wheel size.

The cost of this kit is $29 plus GST

   Parts

Parts to build a model solar car >
Each Kit includes
1 Solar Panel
6 Wheels - 4 x 50mm, 2 x 40mm
2 Axels & 4 collars
1 Motor (model F-18)
1 Motor mount + Double sided tape
1 Small Pinion Gear - 10 tooth
2 large Spur Gears - 48 tooth & 60 Tooth
2 Alligator Clips
3 Pieces of wire
1 switch - rocker type
1Chassis(Coloured Corflute)
130m x 240mm
1 Battery pack, 2 x AA
1 Cable tie
Instructions included
We aslo include one block set
per 5 kits to assist in safely
mounting wheels

The battery pack is provided to allow the car to run without a solar panel. If the sunlight is extremly low its handy to have a battery or it can be a great way to test in the classroom.

This model can be great for a STEM project, "build the fastest solar car" so students can explore the science of solar, gear ratio, wheel size and the engineering of a good car plus the racing and timing over a 20m track.



Solar Boat Kit

Boat Kit

This Boat Kit Can be supplied with ether a solar panel or just a battery pack. While it may seem simple, and it can be, to make a really fast boat takes a large amount of design.

It can be a great STEM project for both Primary or Secondary.

Also view our SunSprint page for more information about the State event I run at UNSW.


See the list below for all the parts included in the kit.

Basic Kit without the solar Panel $10.50 plus GST

If you wish to add a panel per kit add $16 + GST

Also check out the MiniSprint Boat Kit below

   Parts

Parts to build a model boat >
Each Kit includes
Polystyrene Block
Propeller kit
Basic Motor
1 Motor mount + Double sided tape
Black toggle switch
Connection Wire
2 Alligator Clips
1 Battery pack, 1 x AA
Instructions included +
cd of video clips and helpful tips

These boats run really well with one of our standard 2v panels. Starting with a retangular block will allow students to come up with lots of different designs. A kids paddling pool is a great testing site. For more help on how to get the most out of this kit please give us a call.



MiniSprint Solar Car Kit

Made up model car

This model is an extension of the Advanced kit and can also be used in the event at UNSW called SunSprint. This is a great event held on Open Day each year and for more info please call or email.

STEM at its best.



A complete kit includes the following parts. The main differences to the basic kit are it includes a solar panel, has an on/off switch and the ability to change gear ratios.

The cost of this kit is $60 plus GST

   Parts

Parts to build a model solar car >
Each Kit includes
2 Solar Panel - 2.0v 700mA
8 Wheels - 4 x 50mm, 4 x 40mm
2 Axels & 4 collars
1 Motor (model F-18)
1 Motor mount + Double sided tape
2 Small Pinion Gear - 10 tooth & 12 tooth
2 large Spur Gears - 48 tooth & 60 Tooth
3 Pieces of wire
1 switch -3 way on off on
1Chassis(Coloured Corflute)
140mm x 250mm
1 Battery pack, 2 x AA
1 Cable tie
Instructions included plus
various connectors
We aslo include one block set
per 5 kits to assist in safely
mounting wheels

This kit allows most the most experimentation. The two solar panels allow for series and parallel connection plus all the other changes for the advanced kit. Also two pinion gears opens up a whole new range of gear ratios.

The SunSprint event at UNSW provides a good outcome for a unit of work.

I also run Teacher workshops at UNSW based on this event and is aimed at giving you enough help to get a ciriculum based unit of work up and running.