New! Volta Flyer

The Volta Flyer is the world’s first solar powered airplane science project for kids! The kit contains all of the prefabricated parts and components necessary to build your very own solar airplane. The Volta Flyer can be assembled in as little as 20 minutes without special tools or glues – just your hands.

When building the Volta Flyer – kids will learn about basic mechanical engineering, aeronautics, electronics and renewable energy. The solar “panel-on-wing” technology and unique power management system enables the sun to power your flights – no batteries required. You just need the sun to power up your fun!

The Volta Flyer ships with a unique thin-film flexible amorphous silicon solar panel, a fuselage with wing receiver and embedded electronics, two sets of wings and vertical stabilizers, a set of wing joiners, and a set of cool decals to customize your Flyer. Detailed assembly instructions and a tutorial on aeronautics and the Volta Flyer’s electronic circuit design are included in the box and available online.

Length: 7.5” | Wingspan:16.5” | Height: 3” | Amorphous Silicon Solar Panel Operating Voltage: 4.8 & Wattage: .48

Assembly Instructions

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Volta Racer

Powered by the sun – no batteries required! Volta Racer uses advanced flexible solar technology to power its drive train. Volta Racer’s chassis, frame and wheels are made of super lightweight and durable recyclable materials. The axles are made of bamboo – a strong natural wood resource (Thomas Edison used bamboo as the light filament in the world’s first incandescent light bulb). Once assembled – let the sun power your fun.

Volta Racer ships to you as a DIY kit. Right out of the box – it requires nothing more than your bare hands and about 15 minutes of your time to assemble. The frame and chassis allows you to experiment with two different solar panel configurations and two speed gear modes. Parents and Teachers can use the Volta Racer to teach the basic principles of solar, renewable energy and mechanical engineering concepts to kids.

Length:7:5” | Width: 4” | Height: 3.5” | Polycrystalline Solar Panel Operating Voltage: .5 & Wattage: .75

Assembly Instructions

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Volta Solar Panel Kit

Volta Solar Panel

The Volta Solar Panel Kit is a Lightweight, Flexible ThinFilm Solar Technology (the same panel we use to power the Volta Flyer). The panel is manufactured using a durable polymer substrate and an amorphous silicon absorber layer. The panel has a strong environmental profile and is cadmium free. Included in the kit are a pair of cables with clips used to connect the solar panel with various devices for powering (small electric motors or lightbulbs). Kids, Parents and Teachers can integrate the solar panel as a power source for their own science experiments or maker projects.

Panel Specifications: Operating Voltage: 4.8 | Wattage: .48 | Current: 100 | Typ Voc: 6.4V | Typ Isc: 130mA | Typ Output @ AM 1.5: 110mA @ 4.8V | Width: 146 mm/5.75 in | Length: 94mm/3.7 in | Weight: (kg) 3.9 g / (lb) .1 oz | Total Thickness (mm) 0.22 mm


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Volta T-shirt

Navy Blue Hanes Long Sleeve Tagless T-shirt with Orange Volta Flyer logo on front and back and URL

* 6.1 oz. 100% pre-shrunk cotton
* Double-needle stitched for durability
* Comfortable cotton fabric
* Stretch ribbed cuffs