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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.

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
  • Solar panel blank
  • 2 balsa wood sheets
  • 4 nylon spacers
  • 2 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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