Solar Cells, Motors, Components and Kits
Learn to use solar cell tecnology with these kits and compoents.
Multi-Colored World Globe Solar PoweredThe globe begins to rotate as soon as light shines on it - a truly environmentally friendly world. 5.5" Diameter, 7" tall, Base diameter 3.9"
SXG-57500 - $45.95
Watermill Solar-Powered Wood KitSunlight powers the water wheel of this old mill. 7.5" long, 3.7" wide, 4.7" tall. Easy assembly.
SXG-57851 - $32.95
Solar Motor 01For moderately experienced model builders.
Specially designed to be used in conjunction with Tamiya solar cells. Designed for high power and rpm. A good match for the 1.5V-400 mAh solar cell (TAMX7663).
REQUIRES: Assembly. Phillips Screwdriver. Adult Supervision Dimensions: 43 x 30.8 x 24.4mm (1.69in. x 1.21in. x .96in.)
TAMX7604 - $15.50
Solar Motor 02For moderately experienced model builders.
Specially designed to be used in conjunction with solar cells. Designed for higher torque at lower rpm. Suitable for running a lightly loaded device.
REQUIRES: Assembly. Phillips Screwdriver. Adult Supervision Dimensions: 33.5 x 19.5 x 32mm (1.32in. x .77in. x 1.26in.)
TAMX7605 - $15.50
Solar Car Toyota RaRa XFor moderately experienced model builders.
Debuting in the 1992 Solar Car Rally In Noto, Japan, the Toyota RaRa X introduced it’s four-wheel design in the typically three-wheeled competition. The brilliant red, orange, yellow and pink colors are well represented in this miniature kit. This miniature is powered by a small solar motor and solar battery. Kit can be assembled by snapping and screwing parts together-no glue is needed. 0.5V-300 mAh solar panel. Steerable rear wheel. Detailed pictorial instructions.
REQUIRES: Assembly. Small Phillips and Flathead Screwdriver. Tweezers. Adult Supervision
TAMX7609 - $30.95
Solar Car Honda DreamSuitable for Ages 10 and Older
The full-sized Honda Dream made strong third place finish in the 1993 World Solar Challenge in Australia using data learned from the Kyocera Blue Eagle. Finished size of the miniature is 115mm long, 40mm wide, and 20mm high. A small solar motor and solar battery are included in this kit. Kit can be assembled by snapping and screwing parts together-no glue is needed. 0.5V-300 mAh solar panel. Steerable rear wheel. Detailed pictorial instructions.
REQUIRES: Assembly. Small Phillips Screwdriver. Modeling Knife.
TAMX7610 - $30.95
Solar Car Assembly KitFor moderately experienced model builders.
Using the Solar Car Assembly is a great way to experiment with gear ratios and the angle and intensity of solar light. With three gear ratios, high speed (1.7:1), mid speed (2.2:1), and low speed (3.4:1), you can see the difference gear ratios make under different conditions. The ball-mounted solar panel allows you to angle the panel towards or away from the sun, showing how direct and indirect solar light can affect power. Experiment under a variety of conditions (sunny, cloudy, etc.) and different gear ratios.
REQUIRES: Assembly. Phillips Screwdriver. Hobby Knife. Adult Supervision Motor: Solar 01
TAMX7661 - $60.95
0.5V-1200 mAh Solar Battery PanelFor moderately experienced model builders.
Solar cells convert the energy of the sun or artificial light into electric energy. 0.5V-1200 mAh cell generates measurable electricity even with faint light. Maximum power is generated in bright sunlight. Recommended for use in combination with special solar motors. Panel is metallic blue in color.
REQUIRES: Assembly. Phillips Screwdriver. Hobby Knife. Adult Supervision. Dimensions: 133 x 65 x 7.5mm (5.24in. x 2.56in. x .30in.)
TAMX7662 - $34.95
Solar Power Science KitPhotovoltaic Energized Vehicles
Build your own solar-powered models and discover how solar cells generate electricity from light. Build six solar powered models including a locomotive, single-prop plane, bulldozer, helicopter, backhoe, and twin-rotor helicopter.
The special solar panel in this kit consists of three solar cells and generates 1.5 volts of electricity in bright sunlight, like a AA battery. A unique cradle holds either the solar panel or the battery, allowing you to switch out the solar panel for a AA battery (not included), depending on the strength of sunlight. You can even use the solar panel to charge up your own rechargeable AA batteries. The solar panel is positionable, so you can maximize its exposure to the sun to generate the most power.
The 24-page color instruction book included in this kit gives step-by-step instructions for assembling the six model vehicles. After you have built the suggested models, you can design your own solar vehicles. Compete with your friends to see whose solar vehicle runs the fastest!
The 177 building pieces included in this set are compatible with those in all Thames & Kosmos Construction Series kits, Physics Series kits, Wind Power, and Hydropower kits.
THK555006 - $54.95