The super capacitor racer is a fun but serious STEM learning resource. It involves a short activity in which students investigate and make design decisions, which affect the distance travelled by a model racer.
The racer is designed for bench top use and can travel 1m - 10m on a full charge. The range depends on the efficiency decisions and actions students make. Charging takes one minute using a USB lead connected to a PC.
This kit requires assembly, including soldering.
- Laser cut Perspex racer chassis (pre cut, no need for laser cutter).
- All the pulleys, wheels, axles and motor required to complete the racer.
- A super capacitor charge control board that can be charged from the USB port of a computer. This is then used to power the racer.
The STEM racer has been developed by A. Cooper and H. Johnson in Partnership with Kitronik and the Design and Technology Association
This kit is designed and manufactured in the UK by Kitronik.
0voteA: A large amount of the cost is due to royalties we have to pay on the design. There's also a few other components for the axles, drive belt, axle fittings and such which we only buy in for this project kit, making them quite pricey. If you want to save on cost you could design your own based on the capacitor kit. We sell a few different motors, I'd recommend the low inertia motor if you are designing for maximum distance. We also sell perspex and plywood, if you have access to a laser cutter or something similar you could make the chassis out of that.Posted byon Friday, 11 April 2014
Hi Steve, You get all the parts to make the STEM racer, including the Super Capacitor Charge Controller Kit. This kit is supplied with a USB cable which solders straight to the board.Posted byon Thursday, 23 March 2017
Excl. VAT: £24.50 Incl. VAT: £29.40
The Tank Kit uses the Motor Controller Board (not included) to drive t...
Excl. VAT: £16.50 Incl. VAT: £19.80
A complete set of parts to build a Line Following Robot. 3 photo senso...
Excl. VAT: £11.50 Incl. VAT: £13.80
The Turning Frog responds to noise (i.e. a clap) and runs through the ...
Excl. VAT: £9.99 Incl. VAT: £11.988
This car moves forward until it senses noise from a clap or physical c...
Excl. VAT: £1.50 Incl. VAT: £1.80
A 1F Super Capacitor. Ideal for applications where a standard electrol...
Excl. VAT: £0.61 Incl. VAT: £0.732
Take power from a PC with this handy USB lead. The lead is 1m long and...