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Ray Catcher® Solar Vehicle Kit

SKU: W21211
A Pitsco Exclusive


Ready for some fun in the sun? Get all the materials needed to build a complete solar car in one kit. This kit has also been approved for the TSA’s Junior Solar Sprint competition!

Want to use the included Ray Catcher® Solar Panel with more than one kit? Order as many Refill Kits (92344) as you need to share the solar energy between vehicles. The recommended ratio of solar panel to students is 1:5 max. 

Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials? The Solar Vehicles Teacher’s Guide is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.

Order 30 kits to build a class pack! Note: Assembly tools not included. See "Tools and Materials Required" specs below.


Type: Project Kits Grades: 6-12


  • California Proposition 65 Warning:

    WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

Latex Warning: This product contains latex and when in contact with skin it might result in an allergic reaction.

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What You'll Get

  • Ray Catcher Solar Panel
  • Motor 280
  • 2 balsa wood sheets
  • 4 nylon spacers
  • 4 alligator clips
  • 2 axles (5-1/2")
  • 4 wheels
  • 4 rubber bands
  • Plastic gear font
  • 2 screw eyes
  • Two-cell AA battery holder
  • Instructions


Learning Values

  • Energy and power
  • Force and motion
  • Photovoltaics
  • Problem-solving
  • Systems
  • Social impacts
  • Data analysis and predictions
  • Electric power
  • Technological design
  • Graphing data
  • Measurements
  • Ratios


  • Assembly Method: Gluing and soldering
  • Material: Balsa wood
  • Tools and Materials Required: Soldering iron and solder, hobby knife, cool-melt glue gun and glue, needle-nose pliers, and a ruler
  • Note: This product contains latex.

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