Solar Rollers is Energetics Education’s flagship program. It hands all kinds of parts to teams of high school kids all over the region, and the kids make the cars go.Read More
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The lightweight car on the table is about the size of an oven door, and it kind of looks like one too but, with wheels. A rectangular piece of carbon fiber lays on top of four wheels taken from a store-bought remote controlled car kit. The guts of the car like the battery and motor are underneath it. And, solar cells stretch across the carbon fiber top.Read More
John Starr, a student at Yampah High, explains the solar car design he came up with for his school’s team.
“It’s changed since the original conception, as we tried to fit the parts and make the frame strong enough to protect the solar panel,” Starr said of the delicate glass panels, which are just a 10th of a millimeter thick. “It should be stiffer and stronger, and shouldn’t weigh any more than it has to.
“Something like this gives us more experience, and lets us practice some of the concepts we’ve already learned,” Starr said.Read More
This is going on my resume - 'made the first Solar Roller in the United States.' Robinson Meng, CRMS StudentRead More