Empowering Student Innovation for a Clean Energy Future

Sun Runners – 2021-22

Car Team Name

Sun Runners

School Name

Orlando Science Elementary

Team (3 Members)

  • Anay Sonawane (4th Grade)
  • Molina Soni (4th Grade)
  • Anahi Desai (5th Grade)

Design Documentation


– Front View
– Back View
– Left Side View
– Right Side View
– Top View
– Bottom View

Design Drawing

Design Drawing – Side View

Car Specification

Length: 263 mm

Width: 102 mm

weight: 9.6 Oz

Wheel Size: 3.97 cm diameter

Gear Ratio: 40:10

Total Cost: $52.95.

Project Log

DateTimeTasks CompletedWhereProgress
10/13/2101:58 pmCutting Balsa wood and assembling a panelat school10% completed
11/10/2103:25 pmAttaching base solar panel, attaching wheels, attaching the motor, attaching the battery packat school 80% completed
11/17/2102:00 pmSanding edges and adding velcroat school 98% completed
12/01/2101:59 pmCar look ideasat school 100% completed
Table 1 – Chronological project log

Test Results

Type Of PowerWeather Distance Travelled Time ElapsedSpeedPerformance Improvement
BatterySunny3.66m4.49 s0.815 m/sMost SpeedNone
Solar Sunny 3.66m 5.40 s0.678 m/sLease SpeedChange the angle of the Solar panel
Solar Sunny 3.66m 5.19 s0.705 m/sAvg. SpeedNone

Car Video

5 thoughts on “Sun Runners – 2021-22

  • Great job on your solar car project. Nice design detail on your drawing, including the face. 🙂

  • I know that you all worked on this project for a long time. You have also competed in the Virtual Energy Whiz. Have you made any changes during that time to increase the distance or speed? I really like easy to read/understand graphs you have included. If you plan on competing next year, what improvements do you wish to see for the next one?

  • This is amazing! I am so proud of all of your dedication to this project. I love how you took your blueprint and made it into a car that runs on solar energy. Keep up the great work!

  • Anay, Molina, and Anahi, your sun runner is awesome! I love the details and time you took to make everything presentable. I feel like I could follow your plans and possibly recreate it at home. How was it working as a group? Did everyone agree on everyone’s ideas from the beginning?

  • This is a genius idea! You all are future entrepreneurs.


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