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Solar Model Cars

Bill Kuhl

I just created a new article on solar model cars, I was inspired to build 3 different cars after reading about the Junior Solar Sprint event.

http://www.scienceguy.org/Articles/SolarModelCars.aspx

Bill Kuhl

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Power Point Version Available

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The Power Point version of the Model Solar Cars article is now available for download from my website or Slideworld, TeachTube, SlideShare.net, or WeTheTeachers.com.

Bill Kuhl

I am very interested in the

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I am very interested in the Solar Cars article.

I plan to create a video

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I plan to create a video about model solar cars also. This week I finished an article and Power Point on mousetrap cars which appears to be a very popular project in many physics classes.
http://www.scienceguy.org/Articles/MousetrapCars.aspx

Bill Kuhl

Solar Model Cars in Summer Class

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For my College for Kids class we spent one day building and running the Pitsco Zoon Lite model solar cars. The cars need bright sun to run with such a small PV panel, but for $8 a kit it is a good project. We modified the cars to use 1:4 gear ratio instead of 1:2 and hot glued the motor to the chassis instead of foam tape.
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I built another model solar

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I built another model solar car, picture is on the bottom of the article for almost nothing using popsicle stick frame, solar cell from patio light, and wheels made from foam smiley faces. It goes pretty quick.

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