The Solar System

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The Solar System is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Young astronomers will delight in this hands-on solar-powered solar system. Kids learn about the solar system as they build, paint and watch it come t ...read more

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Young astronomers will delight in this hands-on solar-powered solar system. Kids learn about the solar system as they build, paint and watch it come to life with real solar energy. Planets orbit around the sun that drives a motor so the planets actually move. This excellent educational solar kit provides a hands-on lesson about how solar power drives a motor. The kit comes with 6 colors of opaque acrylic paint, plus brush—which makes for the perfect exercise in science and creativity.

• Build, paint and watch your creation come to life with this solar-powered Solar System kit.
• Includes kit components, 6 colors of paint, paint brush and instructions.

Age Recommendation: Ages 10 and up

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product doesn't work as it should Purchased for my son for Christmas. The first problem we ran into was the paint would not stick to parts. We used other paints and that worked fine. The next problem came with the motor and solar unit. After putting the gears and solar unit together, it would not run. After taking it apart and troubleshooting the problem I found 2 issues. The solar power is very weak. It will not run indoors unless it is less than 2" from a light bulb(not LED or fluorescent) . The instructions recommend using it outside or by a 50 watt halogen light. That seems unrealistic. The other problem came when the gear assembly is sealed. There is too much friction and/or too much play in the gearing and the motor will not turn. When it is loosely fitted, it will turn but as soon as you seat the top and bottom as they should be, it quits. These flaws make the product unusable as it is. I am looking into getting a different motor of the same size (small drone motors) and converting the solar system to run from a wall plug instead of solar. While this may get things working, it is too much to expect of the average person buying this product.It also doubles the price with the new motor and 3V power supply. As delivered, it doesn't work as advertised. I would not recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2018-12-26
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