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Club Jameco Alternative Energy Kits


Club Jameco community members care about the Earth and encourage the use of alternative energy. With these kits you can build devices to reap the power of the Sun and wind, and convert it into energy. Be sure to vote for your favorite natural power-up projects.



Solar Sequencer


Designer: John G
Level: Intermediate


Build a single 15 watt solar panel that can charge multiple lead-acid batteries of different sizes and capacities with the Solar Sequencer kit. An LED lets you know which battery is charging or that there is enough solar capacity but none of the batteries need to be charged. With just one solar panel you can power an ATV battery, lawn mower or truck, or use it to run a garage door opener in a building with no access to utility power.

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Solar Sequencer Kit
Solar Sequencer CJKIT-20316


Solar Thermostat 100% Solar Powered


Designer: SulTech
Level: Intermediate


Batteries are not required for this Solar Thermostat, which has proven reliability and runs completely off of a 12 volt solar panel. Use it to turn on a room fan when the outside panel is 3 to 4 degrees warmer than the inside, or to turn on a pump when the panel reaches a higher temperature than the inside of a storage tank.

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Solar Thermostat
Solar Thermostat CJKIT-21035


Solar Energy Converter/Transmitter


Designer: SulTech
Level: Intermediate


This useful and cool kit converts solar energy to radiant energy. You can charge 12 volt batteries from 100 feet away using a single coax cable connection or charge up to a 72 volt battery bank.

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Solar Energy Converter
Solar Energy Converter/Transmitter CJKIT-21066


Salt Water Fuel Cell Car Kit


OWI Robots
Level: Beginner


Prepare to be amazed by the smallest, least expensive and first fuel cell car to be powered by salt water! This environmentally and kid-friendly kit reflects new ways to think about automobile production and demonstrates effective use of natural resources.

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Salt Water Fuel Cell Car
Salt Water Fuel Cell Car OWI-750


Solar Hydrogen Education Kit


Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Level: Beginner


Invent your own clean energy applications using this educational kit. Using the included items, you can create a mini-power system that can store solar energy as hydrogen, which can be used to power a small motor.

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Solar Hydrogen Education Kit
Solar Hydrogen Education Kit FCJJ-16


Solar Man Walking Robot


Dagu Hi-Tech Electronic
Level: Beginner


Build your own solar-powered, walking robot. An ideal toy for children ages 8 and up that never needs batteries – just place him in bright sunlight and watch him go! Hack this kit by adding a light source and you can make it run on dark days.

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Salt Water Fuel Cell Car
Solar Man Walking Robot DG-S001


Wind Pitch Education Kit


Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Level: Beginner


The Wind Pitch is a miniature real-working wind turbine that can have up to 12 profile blades installed to evaluate the pitch. Use this kit to learn how the number of blades and the pitch can affect and maximize output power. A special three-phase AC alternator included in this kit is similar to the ones used in real commercial wind turbines.

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Wind Pitch Kit
Wind Pitch FCJJ-29


Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Science Kit


Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Level: Beginner


With the Horizon Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Science Kit, you pour in the water and watch it separate into hydrogen and oxygen, forming a gas to power your vehicle across the floor. This kit demonstrates the possibilities of clean energy systems and how hydrogen can be used as car fuel in the future. The fuel cell car is safe, reliable and efficient. The fuel cell tanks do not hold enough gas to be dangerous.

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Salt Water Fuel Cell Car
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car
FCJJ-11


Bio-Energy Kit


Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Level: Beginner


An amazing demonstration of next-generation fuel cell technology, this Bio-Energy Kit can run continuously for days. Without any combustion, it uses ethanol as its fuel source by silently converting alcohol into electricity.

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Bio-Energy Kit
Bio-Energy Kit FCJJ-22


A1 S-Rider Car Kit


Artec Educational
Level: Beginner


Experiment between a motor, propeller or solar power car with this easy and fun kit. You can also choose from a gear or pulley drive system. No rewiring is required to change between series and parallel connections – just change the batteries' layout and slide the switch.

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A1 S-Rider Car
A1 S-Rider Car 94904


Hydro-Wind Education Kit


Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Level: Beginner


Get inspired about zero-carbon fuel and have the freedom to invent your own clean energy applications with this educational kit. Using a real wind turbine, you can create renewable hydrogen from wind, water and fuel cells.

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Hydro-Wind Education Kit
Hydro-Wind Education Kit FCJJ-26


Renewable Energy Science Education Lab


Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Level: Beginner


The included hardware, software and curriculum in this educational kit take a blended learning approach to teaching green technologies with applied STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities. This classroom package can be used as a key part of a science, engineering, design or technology class.

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Education Lab
Renewable Energy Science
Education Lab FCJJ-33


SKY-Z Limitless Horizontal Wind Turbine


PicoTurbine International
Level: Intermediate


The most complete educational wind turbine on the market, this kit is great for physics, environmental science and alternative technology classes. It includes three different size blades, the ability to pitch at any angle, a customizable DIY generator with pre-wound coils and rare earth magnets, and DIY rectification system.

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Bio-Energy Kit
SKY-Z Limitless Horizontal
Wind Turbine PWH3

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