Rookie Solar Racer V3

Rookie Solar Racer V3

# 008454

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Item #: 008454
Grades: 3-7

Product Description:

Experiment with solar energy and build your own little solar-powered car with this cool kit! The instruction manual includes interesting information about solar energy as well as experiments, test questions, and assembly instructions. The car is 3” long. Kit contains 17 pieces, including solar cell, micro motor, and car pieces. ~Rachel E.

Publisher Description:

OWI’s farm system has cultivated yet another possible Rookie of the Year prospect. Rookie Solar Racer v3 is the latest version of the successful line of Rookie Solar Racers. The modernized variant possesses all the qualities of a five-tool player: strength, power, speed, building, and cost-effectiveness. Strength –supported by a durable plastic frame that features a transparent and rugged SUV-like body design. Power –harnessed by the most powerful and efficient source of energy...the sun. The photovoltaic cell (solar panel) converts the sun’s energy directly into electrical energy. Speed –backed by a lightweight design, possesses surprising quickness with a catch me if you can attitude. Building the (2.83-inch x 1.25-inch x 1.42-inch) kit is ideal for a do-it-yourself science fair, after-school, or summer workshop project with the bonus gift of learning how automotive transmission and motors work. A vital cog in the development of a child’s mind; experts believe that the retention of a child’s learning experience is multiplied if they can coordinate reading with actual hands-on experience. The Rookie Solar Racer v3 includes a full curriculum, complete with quiz questions, answers, and fun activities built into the manual, enhancing the educational value of the kit. Cost-effectiveness –like all Rookies, they are affordable alternatives to other high-priced players. The Rookie Solar Racer v3 is the least expensive mini solar kit in OWI’s award-winning line. With only 17 assembly parts, it is the perfect beginner kit for children ages 8 and up.

Category Description for OWI RobotiKits:

The RobotiKits from OWI have no comparison. For flawless assembly: 5 stars. For clarity of instructions: 5 stars. For durability of constructed robots: 5 stars. For robots that actually work as advertised: 5 stars. Let's face it - not all kits turn out as well as they are supposed to, but you can count on these kits going together and functioning with the perfection of precision engineered components. All kits come with a pre-assembled circuit board. Most components are made from plastic and either snap together, or hold in place with the provided screws. Some kits may require some additional tools listed below. What sort of knowledge will be gleaned while enjoying these fun kits? Gear structure, battery wiring, motor principles, electronic circuits, circuit block diagrams, and comprehending assembly instructions. Try one today! CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

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5.5" x 9.38" x 2.5"
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Solar car not strong enough.
I bought 2 of these. One came with a broken under carriage. Both the motor was not strong enough to actually move the cars across the side walk or even on a flat surface like a cookie sheet.
August 6, 2020
7 months ago
Response from Rainbow Resource Center
I am very sorry for the broken under carriage. We would be happy to replace that for you. Contact our Customer Service Department by phone (888-841-3456) or email ( Our business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 central time.
August 8, 2020
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