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When I was planning our Easter Basket Giveaway I knew I wanted to include something from Uncle Milton because they have a ton of fun, educational toys for kids. The Solar Racer was the perfect fit for our Racing Theme Basket.
The Uncle Milton’s Solar Powered Micro Racer car runs on the power of the sun, so it’s a great lesson for kids about alternative power. When I first stepped outside into the sun, the back wheels started spinning even before I took it out of the package. My kids were excited to see it go.
The car will not run in the shade, or in a shadow, so while you are getting it set, keep it in your shadow or put your hand over it. You can also do this to make the car stop. We raced our car on the sidewalk near our garage. Since the car is so small and light, be sure to race your Uncle Milton’s Solar Powered Micro Racer car on a day that’s not too windy as well. We had a little trouble getting the car to stay in a straight line for very long, or not flip on it’s back, but my boys were thrilled every time it took off. I also think that making adjustments and a hypothesis (or guess) about what to try to get the car to drive farther is great practice in using the scientific method (without really knowing they are doing). The Solar Powered Micro Racer car is very small and recommended for ages 6+.
Want to get your own Uncle Milton’s Solar Powered Micro Racer car ?
- You can purchase the Solar Racers on Amazon for $8.99. They also sell racing sets that include track, which may help the car stay straight and race further.
General Instructions from the Uncle Milton Solar Car Manual
- Solar Racers work best outside on a bright and sunny day, with the sun directly overhead.
- Your Solar Racer features an adjustable solar panel so you can point the panel towards the sun. For best results, angle the solar panel so it is perpendicular to the sun’s rays.
- For best performance, race on a smooth, paved surface free of small rocks, leaves, sticks, or other debris.
Stopping Your Solar RacersTM
Your Uncle Milton’s Solar Powered Micro Racer car will stop whenever it enters a shadowed area. If you want to stop your Solar Racers, just place your hand between the sun and the Solar Racer to create a shadow.
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