pyerxa: Aloha #edwinjcolon I am looking to set up a reusable kit to make solar…

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Aloha #edwinjcolon
I am looking to set up a reusable kit to make solar cars, wind powered cars, battery powered cars, etc. We will be using cardboard and our own supplies for the body. I just want to order a good gear set (w/ different sizes), axles, & motors that are a pretty good size to get them going fast. The reason I don't order the Solarmade kits again is that they are not that reusable and there's not a good selection of gears + the gears break down a lot.
I am at looking for these things but am unsure of the proper motors to order. I see a cheap bulk pack for solar cells. I have some questions if you have time to help me with them:

May 23 2018 - 1:51pm
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Aloha @pyerxa

Pitsco has a good starter kit for solar cars that includes Solar panels, motors, multiple gears sizes, axels, wheels, 3V battery holders and accessories for 15 or 30 students. Here is the link:

If you already have a set of solar panels, this is a more budget-friendly bundle:,-Clubs,-and-Programs/Junior-Solar-Sp...

With either of these kits, you will need to buy the motor mounts separately. This is an option:

Let me know if this is what you are looking for or if you need more help.



May 23 2018 - 3:04pm