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Solar Bug

Solar Bug

| Joshua Zimmerman

Solar Bugs are great for demonstrating how solar power can be converted into motion. When placed outside in the sun the connected 2V solar cell powers the vibrating motor, causing the bug to wiggle and vibrate. You can paint, stain, or otherwise decoreate your bug however you want! Difficulty: Easy...

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Solar Cockroach

Solar Cockroach

| Joshua Zimmerman

Solar Cockroaches are great for demonstrating how solar power can be converted into motion. When placed outside in the sun the vibrating motor comes on, making the roach buzz around. Difficulty: Moderate Build Time: 15 minutes Instructions Solar_Cockroach.pdf Cucaracha_Solar.pdf (En Español) Buy Solar Cockroach Lesson Plans Check back, lesson plans will...

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Solar Flashlight

Solar Flashlight

| Joshua Zimmerman

The Solar Flashlight Kit is a custom project designed by Brown Dog Gadgets and distributed by Level Up Village. The circuit is designed to charge the batteries at all times. Flipping the toggle switch will turn the LEDs on and off. This project does not require soldering. Difficulty: Moderate Build...

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Solar Science Fair Project

Solar Science Fair Project

| Joshua Zimmerman

We are frequently asked how to set up experiments for use with school age level solar science faire and science experiment projects.  Often times this is asked in regards to a child wanting to make a Solar USB Charger as their experiment/ project.   In and of itself a solar...

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Solar Racer

Solar Racer

| Joshua Zimmerman

The Solar Racer is powered by a 6V solar panel and a DC motor. Interchangeable gearing allows you to adjust the speed and torque. Personalize yours with wood stain or a nice paint job. Age Level: 9+ Build Time: 30 minutes Instructions Step 1 Paint You can paint your Racer...

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