I work in Olympia Washington as a scoutmaster for troop 418.
We are putting on some science workshops at the children�s science museum demonstrating how solar power works. We have built two bicycle generators that the children pedal to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy. Each bicycle drives a belt to an automotive alternator. From the alternator we need to go to a high power spotlight which projects onto a solar panel, which in turn powers a slot car set, track. There will be two slot cars, and two solar panels, each child has total control over the speed of his/her slot car so they can race by pedaling fast or slow.
Solar panel electrical requirements: 6- 24Volts at 0.5Amps.
Any Ideas on how to get donattions?
The following link points to an article about our troop�s project activities.
Troop 418 Assistant Scoutmaster
3624 Nissing Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Toll free Pager: 888-648-3775