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OWI Review & 7 in 1 Rechargeable Solar Transformers Review

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Back to School doesn’t only have to be all about supplies and books. I received this 7 in 1 rechargeable solar transformers kit from OWI Robotics to keep the kids busy. This innovative solar science kit encourages children to exercise their sense of creativity and imagination. OWI is all about science, their RobotiKits and OWIKits were developed to affordably introduce students to robotics, science, and solar technology.

OWI 7 in 1 Rechargeable Solar Transformers Review

I gave this to my thirteen year old to build. He had it completed in about 20 minutes. 

 The five different vehicles that you can transform the kit into include: Solar Car, Concept Car, Bulldozer, Dump Truck and Concept Racer. He started with the charging station and the concept car. The instructions were a bit confusing but he managed to get it. You do need a sharp pair of scissors to cut the pieces away from their holder. Unfortunately, he found out the hard way when one of the pieces snapped in half. Luckily it was only a stabilizer piece and he was able to continue.

The first picture below is the power charging station that comes with 2 output plugs. One plug is for the solar recharging which is shown with the black top and one is for the battery recharging, the blue battery that is sticking out to the right. The station opens and then folds compactly to resemble a truck. This recharging station can charge the battery in about 5 seconds and solar panel in 120 seconds.

The instructions state that the run time of the vehicle is about 50-80 seconds before needing a charge. But when we took the car outside with the solar panel attached, it just kept going…until the panel was out of direct sunlight. All the cars except for the Solar Car can take either the solar panel or battery to charge.

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My little one had fun chasing this around outside…who said science was boring!


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  1. Avatar
    August 1, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I like the Super Solar Racing Car

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    Jenny Stanek
    August 2, 2012 at 7:46 am

    The All-Terrain Robot!

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    Tawnya S
    August 3, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I also like the Salt Water Fuel Cell Car!

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    August 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    i like their trex

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    August 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I like the Salt Water Fuel Cell Monster Truck

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    Ali Goff
    August 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I like the solar system model and the happy hopping frog.

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    August 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    The Samurai Scorpion looks cool too.

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    August 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm


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    lisa lo
    August 3, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Salt Water Fuel Cell Giant Arachnoid Kit
    This would drive my cat nuts..I need it.

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    Jenny O
    August 4, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I like the salt water fuel cell car.

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    August 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Would love to try the Salt Water Fuel Cell Car!

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    Alicia Zirjacks
    August 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I like the 3 in 1 solar stallion

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    The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
    August 6, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I like the Solar Bullet Train

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    Sherry Compton
    August 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Moonwalker II

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    August 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    i’d like the fuelcell car

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    Gale Nelson
    August 9, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Salt Water Fuel Cell Giant Arachnoid Kit

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    Sarah McGuire
    August 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Voted on Picket Fence!

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    Paul T/Pauline T
    August 12, 2012 at 1:02 am

    I like the Robotic Arm Edge – – Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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    Betsy Barnes
    August 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I would like to have the Robotic Arm Edge 🙂

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    Missy L
    August 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I’d also like to have Robotic Arm Edge. Looks very cool

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    Heather burke
    August 12, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I would love the Solar Bullet Train

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    Seyma Shabbir
    August 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    These are so cool! Salt Water Fuel Cell Giant Arachnoid Kit would be great to have

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    thuy vu (Ask Super Steve)
    August 14, 2012 at 12:34 am

    I would love to get the ATR All terrain robot.

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    Stephanie Hungerford
    August 14, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I think that the Salt Water Fuel Cell Car would be very cool to have

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    August 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I think the salt water fueled car or the giant spider

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    Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle
    August 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Salt Water Fuel Cell Giant Arachnoid Kit

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    August 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Salt Water Fuel Cell Monster Truck

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    susan hartman
    August 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Super Solar Racing Car would be fun.

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