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Kit and Component Supplier List

Learn about available kits and component suppliers for NREL's Car Competitions, a classroom-based, hands-on educational program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Please contact suppliers for pricing.

Junior Solar Sprint

Suppliers Products

Solar Made

2807 North Prospect
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Tel: 1-800-246-7012
Fax: 719-635-5398
Website: Solar Made


Includes solar electric panel (3 Volts @ 3 watts), electric motor with lead wires, motor mounting bracket with screws, gears for motor shaft in three sizes, and 2 alligator clips


Solar electric panel


Electric motor


Mounting bracket/screws and gears only


Accessory bag contains 2 axle shafts, 4 wheels/tires, 3 spur gear sizes


P.O. Box 1708
1002 E. Adams
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Tel: 800-835-0686
Fax: 800-533-8104
Questions: 800-358-4983
Website: Pitsco

Ray Catcher Solar Panel

Item #21112
Solar electric panel (3 Volts @ 3 watts) with 7" lead wires

Ray Catcher Sun Sprint Deluxe Kit

Item #21211
Includes solar electric panel, electric motor, gears, 2 aluminum axles, 4 wheels, 2 alligator clips, balsa sheet (for chassis construction), 14-ply coated paper sheet, 4 screw eyes, and instructions

Ray Catcher Sprint Kit

Item #21210
Includes solar electric panel, electric motor, 2 alligator clips

Polk Model Craft Hobbies

698 So. 21st Street
Ervington, NJ 07111
Tel: 973-351-9800
Fax: 973-351-9700
Contact: Ms. Lebrun

Electric motor, bracket, screws, and 3 pinion gears

Product #RE-280RA-2865

Pinion motor shaft gears

Bag of 3 gears (8 teeth, 10 teeth, 12 teeth)

Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument

2101 Jericho Turnpike
Box 5416
New Hyde Park, NY 11042-5416
Tel: 516-328-3300
Fax: 800-737-7436 or 516-326-8837
Website: Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument

Molded Spur Gears

Part #s A 1M 2-Y48018 to A 1M 2-Y48120 (depending on the number of teeth from 18 to 120)

Lithium-Ion Battery Cars

Suppliers Products

Horizon Hobby

Website: Horizon Hobby

Red Rocket Hobbies

Website: Red Rocket Hobbies


Eflite 150 mAh, 25c, Lithium Polymer Battery

Mabuchi 280 Motor

Battery Connector

Model PKZ3052

Battery Charger

1-Cell 3.7V 0.3A DC Li-Po Charger

Charger Power Supply

AC to 6VDC 1.5-Amp Power Supply

More resources are available on the National Science Bowl website. For additional information about participating in NREL's Car Competitions, contact Marcus Giron, 303-275-3047.