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!

Swag

  • KidWind Shirt

    A sweet KidWind T-shirt. Super soft shirt made by Canvas. It has our new 2020 KidWind colors!

    Buy now ($16.00 ea)
  • KidWind Hoodie

    An awesome KidWind Hoodie. Super soft and runs a little large. It has our new 2020 KidWind colors!

    Buy now ($40.00 ea)
  • 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.

    $8

    Buy now ($8.00 ea)

Wind

  • 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.

  • Simple Generator

    Build your own generator and power it with the wind, water, whatever!

  • Competition Wind Tunnel

    This is the tunnel we use at our KidWind Challenge events.

  • Firefly Classpack

    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.

    Buy now ($140.00 ea)
  • WindWise Curriculum

    Sure, we give away the lessons for free here, but we also understand that people just want a book they can read as they fall asleep.

    Buy now ($100.00 ea)
  • Teacher Geek Stuff

    Many KidWind Challenge teams have found success with Teacher Geek gears. You can get quite a few for pretty cheap!

  • NEED Wind Curricula

    Our friends at NEED have lots of free curricula and kits you can purchase around all energy sources. They are a great teaching resource since their materials are all levelized and linked to NGSS standards.

  • Vernier Wind Energy Explorations Go Direct® Package

    Nice package that includes a turbine kit and energy sensor! This is a great way to start your wind energy journey!

  • KidWind Online Challenge - Wind Starter Kit

    This package includes one turbine tower, a generator, hub, dowels, multimeter and basic load board. You will, however, need to provide your own blade making materials like cardboard or balsa wood.

    Buy now ($50.00 ea)

Solar

  • 2V Solar Panel

    Awesome and rugged solar panel.

  • Solar Panels

    Takes you to a page of solar panels for use in solar structures.

  • KidWind Online Challenge - Solar Starter Kit

    This kit has a 3V solar panel and lots of parts to help 1-2 teams build a solar device for the Solar KidWind Challenge. This kit also includes REcharge Labs manuals to build solar boats, solar houses & solar fountains.

    Want to know what is in the kit? This video goes into deep detail!

    • (2) 2V/400mA Solar Panel
    • (1) Multimeter
    • (1) Geared Solar Motor with (2) wheels
    • (1) Direct Drive Solar Motors
    • (1) Solar Water Pump
    • (2) Sets Alligator Clip Cords
    • (2) Switches
    • (1) Capacitor
    • (1) String Micro LED Lights
    • (4) Xmas LED Lights
    • (4) Incandescent Xmas Lights
    • (1) Buzzer
    • (1) Waterproof motor with (2) propellers
    • (2) 4' Lengths of wire
    Buy now ($60.00 ea)
  • KidWind Online Challenge - Solar Starter Classroom Kit

    This kit is very similar to the Solar Starter Team kit. It includes: (6) 3V solar panel and lots more of loads so you can help 4-6 teams build solar devices for the Solar KidWind Challenge. This kit also includes REcharge Labs manuals to build solar boats, solar houses & solar fountains.

    • (10) 2V/400mA Solar Panel
    • (3) Multimeter
    • (3) Geared Solar Motor with (6) wheels
    • (3) Direct Drive Solar Motors
    • (3) Solar Water Pump
    • (10) Sets Alligator Clip Cords
    • (10) Switches
    • (3) Capacitor
    • (4) String Micro LED Lights
    • (15) Xmas LED Lights
    • (15) Incandescent Xmas Lights
    • (4) Buzzer
    • (3) Waterproof motor with propellers
    • (1) Box of Wire with 5 Colors 30ft long
    Buy now ($275.00 ea)
  • Solar Fountains

    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.

  • Solar Kits

    We love these cool solar kits and lego electrical circuits made by our friends at Brown Dog.

  • Sun Wind Solar

    Our friends at SunWind Solar have some great solar car kits. If you are into building these kinds of solar devices check them out!

  • Teaching Solar Guide

    Our friends at the Solar Schoolhouse have one of the best books we have ever seen about teaching solar. If Windwise is the greatest wind curricula ever, this is surely the best solar one! Lots of good ideas for the Solar KidWind Challenge.

    Buy now ($30.00 ea)
  • NEED Solar Curricula

    Our friends at NEED have lots of free curricula and kits you can purchase around all energy sources. Their materials are nice as they are all levelized and linked to NGSS standards.

Load

  • Water Pump

    Low voltage water pump works with 2V panels and turbines.

  • DC Motor

    Great motor to use with solar panels or turbines.

  • Holiday Incandescent Bulbs

    Contrasting LED bulbs with incandescent bulbs is a great way to show just how inefficient they are!

  • Holiday LED Bulbs

    We love to use holiday LED bulbs with solar or wind projects because you can cut the strings up easily to provide lots of loads for your students to experiment with

  • Mini LED Lights

    These mini LED string are great to hack in your solar structures. Cut and attach to your solar panels!

  • Geared Motor

    Awesome geared motor that works with low voltage solar panels.

  • KidWind Pile of Loads

    If you already have a pile of solar panels get some loads you can use to build cool stuff. This kit also includes REcharge Labs manuals to build solar boats, solar houses & solar fountains.

    • (1) Geared Solar Motor with (2) wheels
    • (2) Direct Drive Solar Motors
    • (1) Solar Water Pump
    • (2) Sets Alligator Clip Cords
    • (2) Switches
    • (1) Capacitor
    • (1) String Micro LED Lights
    • (1) String Xmas LED Lights
    • (1) String Incandescent Xmas Lights
    • (1) Buzzer
    • (1) Waterproof motor with propellers
    • (1) Wire
    Buy now ($40.00 ea)

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Giveaway

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