Solar Car Kits

Pricing for Schools only

To Order - Just send an email or a school PO and we will send the order with a tax invoice attached

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.

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.

All kits come with a DVD on how to put them together and some helpful ideas and races.

We have three options with the basic model. 1. Just the battery powered car as in the photo top left. 2. Basic car with the 1.5v solar panel. 3. Basic car with the 2v panel. The larger the panel the faster the car. Pricing below.


Basic Car with battery pack - $9.00 plus GST

Basic Car with 1.5v solar panel - $16.00 plus GST

Basic Car with 2v solar panel - $22.00 plus GST

    Parts

Parts to build a model solar car
Each Kit includes
4 Wheels2 Alligator Clips
2 Axels & 4 axel collars2 Pieces of wire
1 Motor (model F-13)1 Chassis(coreflute)
120mm x 200mm
1 Motor mount + double sided tape1 battery Pack 1xAA
1 Large Spur Gear - 54 tooth1 small Pinion Gear 10 tooth
Instructions included + DVD
We aslo include one block set
per 5 kits to assist in safely
mounting wheels & gears
Plus solar panel if you order that version

An option is to order just the battery Basic Car and then a few solar panels to experiment.


Advanced Model Solar Car

Made up model car

This is by far our most popular model to date. At a good price it gives options to vary and explore the effect of wheel size, gear ratio, solar vs battery and size of car/weight.

This kit is ideal for STEM projects. It is a great class project and a lead in to our more advanced kits plus the solar event we run a the University of New South Wales.

More information about this event can be found at www.sunsprint.com.au

Again this kit comes with a DVD of videos to help put it together, tips and races which can be used as a teaching aid. The kit is push fit so does not require glue to put it together.


The cost of this kit is $29 plus GST

    Parts

Parts to build a model solar car >
Each Kit includes
1 Solar Panel - 2v 700mA
6 Wheels - 4 x 50mm, 2 x 40mm
2 Axels & 4 collars
1 Motor (model F-13S)
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 + two spade connectors
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. This is a great kit to design small 3D printed parts to make it more efficient.



Basic Boat Kit - Solar or Battery

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 and testing.

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

This is a great project to use recycled goods to make the boat so we can supply the kit without the polystyrene block. Just ask when ordering.


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


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

Basic Boat Kit with a battery pack $10.50 plus GST

Basic Boat Kit with 2v solar panel $25.00 + GST

    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

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. You can design add on parts and 3D print them to improve your model. For more help on how to get the most out of this kit please give us a call. Its a great STEM project.



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 the University Open Day each year and for more info please call or email.

STEM at its best.

Extra gears, two solar panels and two way switch allows for more variation and speed.



A complete kit includes the following parts.

The cost of this kit is $60 plus GST

    Parts

Parts to build a model solar car >
Each Kit includes
2 Solar Panels - 2.0v 700mA each
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
Hook up wire - Red and black
1 switch -3 way on off on + spade connectors
1Chassis(Coloured Corflute)
140mm x 250mm
1 Battery pack, 2 x AA
1 Cable tie
Plus various types of tape and bits
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 based on this event and is aimed at giving you enough help to get a ciriculum based unit of work up and running.