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Solar Kit
Solar Kit
Our Price: $29.95

This kit demonstrates the ability of solar power to be converted into mechanical energy, light energy, sound and current.  Includes mounted solar cell with terminals, a miniature motor, buzzer and light emitting diode mounted on a 8" x 5. more info
Mendocino Solar Spinning Motor
Mendocino Solar Spinning Motor
Our Price: $49.99

A Mendocino Motor is a floating, solar powered motor that hovers by use of magnets. It receives power from the solar panels (4 in all) that are on each face of the rotor. The rotor floats on a base which also has magnets that repulse the magnets built into the ends of the rotor that allow it to 'float' much like the manually powered Magnetic Spinner. A large, powerful magnet is set in the center of the base.

When light strikes one of the panels it creates electrical current, which in turn creates a magnetic field. This field interacts with the magnetic field of the base's central magnet and causes the rotor to spin. The process repeats with each panel and the rotor can build up quite a level of speed.

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Solar Furnace
Solar Furnace
Our Price: $62.95

Demonstrate the extraordinary power of the sun by concentrating solar energy with this 12" diameter parabolic dish. Using its reflective mirror, the furnace can generate extreme temperatures to heat materials placed in the attached copper receptacle. more info
Solar Cockroaches 25pk
Solar Cockroaches 25pk
Our Price: $100.00

The Solar Cockroach is a little bug that uses the solar energy to power a vibrating motor. The vibrations from the motor travel down the legs, causing the bug to scoot around. These little vibrating bugs are essential tools for teaching beginning soldering lessons to students and adults of all ages. This project also offers a lesson in solar energy, motion, and vibration. Simply place the completed Solar Cockroach in the sun and watch it vibrate and scoot around!

Pack of 25 Solar Cockroaches.

This item has a flat rate shipping of $10.

Build Time: 10 minutes
Suitable for: grades 7+
Requires basic soldering knowledge

Parts Included:

  • 2V Solar Cell
  • Vibrating Motor
  • Resistor
  • 2 Paperclips
  • Magnet Wire
  • Googly Eyes
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