Empowering Student Innovation for a Clean Energy Future


Photo & Basic Info

About the Car

We are excited to be a part of the STEM Club at Timber Lakes Elementary. We came up with our team name Electro because of all the electronics we used in our solar sprint car. Something special about our car is that we designed 3D printed wheels using Tinkercad. Also, we used earth friendly components while building our car.

An obstacle we encountered was we had to angle our solar panel to fit our Gatorade lid and ping pong ball. Some modifications to our car included fitting our rubber bands on our 3D printed wheels and making sure our gears didn’t rub together.

About the Team

  • Car/Team: Electro
  • Timber Lakes Elementary
  • Grade / Division – Green (4th-5th Grades)
  • Kaley P. (5th Grade)
  • Abby O. (4th Grade)
  • Stella G. (5th Grade)
  • Coaches: Amy Tyler, Ean Meyer, Patrick Forsyth

Car Specification

  • Car Size: Length 27.5 cm Width 142 mm Height 190 mm
  • Weight: 310 grams
  • Wheel Size: 40.5 mm front wheel 60 mm back wheel
  • Gear Ratio: 1:6
  • List of Components:
  • Ray Catcher Kit $41.35
  • 2 Gears $3.20
  • 2 Axles $2.50
  • 4 Wheels $ 3.20
  • 2 Balsa Wood Sheets $ 5.50
  • PowerAde Cap and plastic cup (Recycled)
  • 4 Rubber bands $1.00
  • 1 Ping pong ball (free)
  • 4 Nylon Spacers $1.40
  • Battery Holder $ 1.35
  • 1 Eyelet 50 cent
  • Total Value $60.00

Design Documentation

Car Photos

Project Log

Car Testing Videos

Electro – Sun Power Test 1 – Timber Lakes Elementary
Electro – Sun Power Test 2 – Timber Lakes Elementary
Electro -Battery Test – Timber Lakes Elementary

Vehicle Features Video

Electro – Vehicle Features – Timber Lakes Elementary

2 thoughts on “Electro

  • Excellent teamwork! I love your innovated ideas.

  • Way to girls!


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