Division: JSS Green (4-6)
School: Timber Lakes Elementary Team Size: 3

Solar Solar Car Car

Photo & Basic Info

About the Car

The team’s original name was Car Car, but it did not involve solar energy so we changed the name to Solar Solar Car Car. Some obstacles we encountered were the wheels originally could not turn the right way. We printed new 3D wheels using Tinkercad and they were better for the solar car. We were inspired to used components that didn’t harm the environment. So, we decided to use an orange juice lid to hold our ping pong ball.

For our solar power test, it didn’t work in the beginning but then we lifted the solar panel with a pencil and it worked better. Some ideas to help improve the performance of our solar sprint car would include making the car adjustable so it can go up and down.

About the Team

  • Car: Solar Solar Car Car
  • School: Timber Lakes Elementary
  • Grade / Division: Grades 4th/5th Green Division
  • Team Member: Soham D. (5th Grade)
  • Team Member: Dominik B. (5th Grade)
  • Team Member: Adiran A. (4th Grade)
  • Coaches: Amy Tyler, Blake Blaszak
Team Solar Solar Car Car

Car Specifications

  • Car Size: Length 28.5 cm Width 146 mm Height 175 mm
  • Weight: 300 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
  • 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

Lab Guide

Car Photos

Car Testing Videos

Solar Solar Car Car – Sun Power Test- Timber Lakes Elementary

2 thoughts on “Solar Solar Car Car

  • February 24, 2022 at 3:26 pm
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    Great job TLE. Elon Musk better watch out, your solar car car might take over Tesla.

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  • February 18, 2022 at 10:10 am
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    Awesome job! Way to think outside the box when testing your solar sprint car.

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