Solarbotics Squid Hunting CarouSol Kit

Solarbotics Squid Hunting CarouSol Kit
Solarbotics Squid Hunting CarouSol Kit
Solarbotics Squid Hunting CarouSol Kit
Solarbotics Squid Hunting CarouSol Kit

Solarbotics Squid Hunting CarouSol Kit

Construct your own giant squid and steam-punk submarine. Each circles the other around a kelp forest, powered by the energy-concentrating SolarEngine.

$38.00

The Squid Hunting CarouSol was designed to be a self-activating, solar-powered sculpture. Unlike other solar-powered devices, the SolarEngineTM technology allows us to extract useful energy from light levels otherwise unusable by solar cells. 

In direct sunlight, activation happens in seconds. Indoors, in a location like an interior office with fluorescent fixtures, you can expect motion every 6 minutes. As long as there is sufficient light to read by, this device still works, activating only when it has stored enough power to create useable motion.

Kit includes:

  • 4 x Laser cut MDF panel
  • 1 x #4-48 plinth & screw
  • 1 x 3/4" ball bearing
  • 1 x 3/8" ball bearing
  • 1 x 3/16" magnet
  • 1 x Aluminum spinning surface
  • 1 x Double sided sticky tape
  • 1 x Propeller
  • 1 x Pager Motor
  • 2 x SCC3733 solar panel
  • 2 x 13” long 30AWG wire
  • 1 x Solar Engine:
    • 1 x KMSE PCB
    • 1 x 0.2F capacitor
    • 1 x 22uF capacitor
    • 1 x Diode
    • 1 x MCP112-195 voltage trigger
    • 1 x TR2222 NPN transistor
  • Intermediate skill level - ages 12+
  • Basic soldering and tools required
  • Solar powered - no batteries needed
  • 1-2 hours build time

Squid Hunting Assembly Instructions

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