The Radiometer is a device that spins when it is placed in light. This device, invented back in 1873, still entertains adults and children today, as the vanes within the light bulb shaped dome spin. The spinning of the vanes gives the devices its other name, the light mill.
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The T3 Solar Robot Kit is an educational (or desk) toy that consists of 70 pieces that can be arranged to make 3 different solar powered moving toys, a ‘standard’ robot, a tank and a scorpion.
The Biker Kit is a solar powered model made from perspex. When placed in bright light the legs of the biker start to move as if he was really cycling.
This Solar Powered Desk Fan made by Solar Technology has been crafted from perspex. The fan takes advantage of even a small amount of light from a desk lamp to turn its blades and keep you cool.
The Solar-Powered Wooden Biplane Model is an example of the power that modern solar panels have. The Biplane comes in kit form to be constructed and features a working propeller that is powered by solar panels on the top of its wings.