Wind Turbine Toy Comes With Electric Car

Who would have thought that a wind turbine could be so much fun? This kit from Tamiya and Loopwing lets you charge up a capacitor and power an electric toy car. It comes in kit form, and once you've assemble it you can put the turbine outside to start charging. It only takes 5 minutes of exposure to light wind to generate enough power to run the car for 3.5 hours. At only $30 this is a brilliant way to get children excited about sustainable power, and is cheap enough to be used in schools as an educational tool. Perhaps one day they will bring out a kit that you can park a plug-in Prius on top of overnight. ::Tokyo Mango

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