Get the gear you need for the Challenge
The core of participating in a KidWind Challenge is the construction of a small, functional wind turbine or solar device. We love when teams repurpose junk they already have, but we realize you may need a few specialized parts like generators, solar panels or water pumps.
Browse some awesome KidWind swag and specialized gear, in addition to our favorite products sold by our partners and friends. Good luck building your amazing device!
A sweet KidWind T-shirt. Super soft shirt made by Canvas. It has our new 2020 KidWind colors!
An awesome KidWind Hoodie. Super soft and runs a little large. It has our new 2020 KidWind colors!
KidWind Stickers & Pens
Get some KidWind stickers & pens to hand out at your event. Includes at total of 10 stickers and 10 pens. We try to give you a mix of colors and stickers. If you want something special please note in the comments.
Basic Turbine Building Parts
All the parts you need to build the basic PVC turbine! Except for some PVC!
Advanced Wind Experiment Kit
Great turbine to explore wind energy basics.
Build your own generator and power it with the wind, water whatever!
Competition Wind Tunnel
This is the tunnel we use at all of our challenges.
A REcharge Labs Favorite - Firefly mini turbines. The Firefly is a simple mini turbine that transforms the energy of the wind into light! It comes with a stock set of blades, but students can also make and design their own blades and do simple experiments. Check it out here
This kit includes enough materials to make 10 fireflies.
Sure we give away the lessons for free here. Sometimes people just want the book so they can read it as they fall asleep.
2V Solar Panel
Awesome and rugged solar panel.
Takes you to a page of solar panels for use in solar structures.
Amazon has piles of solar fountains that you can hack and use for projects. We like the ones where the panel is not connected to the pump.
Our friends at Brown Dog have cool solar kits and lego electrical circuits.
3V Solar Panel
An old REcharge Labs Favorite - the 3V/500mA solar panel. This panel will power water pumps, motors and all sort of lights.
Low voltage water pump works with 2V panels and turbines.
Great motor to use with solar panels or turbines.
Holiday Incandescent Bulbs
It can be great to contrast LED bulbs with incandescent bulbs to show just how inefficient they are!
Holiday LED Bulbs
We love holiday LED bulbs to use with solar or wind projects as you can cut the strings up and hack away.
Mini LED Lights
These mini LED string are great to hack in your solar structures. Cut at attach to your solar panels!
Awesome geared motor that works with low voltage solar panels.
Box of Loads
A box of motors, fan blades, switches, wires and gears. These could come in handy when making a solar powered device. We have tested with our 3V solar panel and they seem to work fine.
All you need to collect voltage, current power and energy data! This is what we use at competitions!
You always want to test your turbine or solar panel under a load.
Simple, cheap multimeter to measure voltage and current.