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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Kinda neat! – World's Smallest Solar Powered Car Reviews

posted by admacdo on 07/08/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Takes up no space at all in your garage! Cheap to run. Easy to service.
Cons:
Needs decent direct sun. Extremely small luggage capacity. Can be eaten by a cat, dog or unsupervised small children. (However this can still be quite entertaining.)
Other:
As has been previously reported, these do require some real sunlight. Winter sun most likely won't do it and Australian Summer sun is probably going to make this little car smoke its tyres before heading off into the sun drenched countryside at light speed. Well, make that light walking pace speed.
Bottomline:
If only this had adjustable steering so that it would do circle work on the veranda until the shadows caught it.
A strong desk lamp will power this at close range and you can also make it scoot along with the SIPIK single AA cell zoom torch from this same wonderful website.
Putting it under their turned off desklight can also be used to surprise your co workers. Get one just because they're cool.

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