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Thames and Kosmos - Solar Mechanics

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Learn all about how sunlight can be converted into energy and build over 20 mechanical models, all powered by the sun!

  • $65.00
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  • Weight
    0.54 kg

Take a hands-on approach and learn about mechanical and solar energy with this highly interactive Solar Mechanics kit. You can build over 20 different solar powered models, including (but certainly not limited to!): a gyrocar, excavator, rotating plane, hammer machine, and a robot knight, whilst also learning all about solar power and its variety of useful applications in our society. Packed full of useful information and helpful tips, the included 60 page instruction manual will ensure you can follow along easily as you progress through building the fun and engaging experiments.

Thames and Kosmos have developed a wide range of kits; you can view more of these online at the Q Shop.

What’s included in the box:

  • 60 page instructional booklet
  • Large frame
  • Square frame
  • 2 x Long rods
  • 2 x 5-hole rods
  • 4 x 3-hole dual rods
  • 2 x 11-hole flat rods
  • 3-hole rod
  • 2 x 90 degree converter – L
  • 2 x 90 degree converter – R
  • 2 x Shaft pins
  • 2 x Joint pins
  • 14 x Anchor pins
  • 2 x Axle lock
  • 2 x 7-hole flat rod
  • 4 x Curved elbow rod
  • Part separator tool
  • 3 x Small gear wheel
  • 2 x Medium gear wheel
  • Large gear wheel
  • 2 x Long axle
  • Medium axle
  • 2 x Short axle
  • Motor axle
  • 4 x Wheel (44 mm)
  • 1.0 Volt solar motor unit

To complete all the activities, additional household items are required (not included).

Recommended for ages eight and over. Adult supervision is required. Not suitable for children aged three years and under.

Packaging size: 335 x 230 x 70mm

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