ToyLabs launches the world’s first solar motorcar powered by a flexible polycrystalline silicon solar cell
The Volta Racer combines award winning industrial design with advanced solar technology to achieve new levels of performance!
SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ToyLabs, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up, specializes in toys and devices that teach kids the fundamental principles of science, electronics, and engineering through fun and play. The Volta Racer is packaged with all the prefabricated components necessary to build and power the vehicle. The racer can be assembled in as little as fifteen minutes with no special tools.
By assembling the Volta Racer, kids will learn basic concepts and principles of solar electricity and mechanical engineering. The Volta Racer operates at normal and high speeds and can traverse various surfaces and terrains. The vehicle has a very unique feature: a flexible polycrystalline silicon solar cell. The curvature of this solar cell allows the car to capture more of the sun’s energy from numerous angles. The car also employs super-lightweight, eco-friendly, recyclable materials. The Volta Racer solar motorcar received the Good Design award for its unique industrial design as well as for its educational value and eco-friendly components.
“We’re extremely excited to launch our very first product, the Volta Racer,” said Tim Curley, ToyLabs’ Founder. “The launch is a culmination of many discussions and ideations with my seven year old son who pushed me to complete the design and to ready the product so he could start playing and sharing the Volta Racer with his friends. I was inspired by my own kid’s enthusiasm and desire to learn about solar energy and how it can be applied to power toys. The Volta Racer is the first of many alternative energy powered devices being developed at ToyLabs. Our goal is to create products that will capture the attention and imagination of kids in a way that helps them learn about the basic principles of science.”
The Volta Racer is available for purchase online at www.toylabs.com or at one of our first retail partners, Talbot’s in San Mateo, CA and Cheeky Monkey Toys in Menlo Park, CA. Please visit our website regularly for new store listings.
ToyLabs is changing the way young minds think about the future…today! We design and develop innovative learning experiences in science and technology for kids, teens, and young adults. Our commitment is to inspire and enrich young minds with fun-filled yet purposeful scientific “toys” that also serve as proactive tools with which educators and parents can actively engage children in the learning process. Our products can be enjoyed at home, in the classroom, at the park, or just about anywhere in the world!