Science Technology
Fuel cell car kit

When I was a kid, I lived for all of the science and tech kits I’d get for Christmas: the chemistry sets, the rocketry starter kit, the telescope set, the X-Acto hobby tool chest, etc. Today’s budding nerds get to experiment with hydrogen fuel cells, thanks to the Thames & Kosmos Fuel Cell Kit offered by Carl’s Electronics (for $125). Experiments include: “How to build a solar-powered car; Effects of direct and indirect radiation; Characteristics of a solar module; Electrolysis and its effect on water; Oxy-hydrogen test; How to construct and load a reversible fuel cell; Decomposition of water in the fuel cell; Qualitative and quantitative analysis of gas in a fuel cell; How efficient is electrolysis?; How light influences electrolysis; Solar electrolysis; Fuel cell-powered car.” I wonder if it’s too late to finagle one of these under my Christmas tree?

Fuel Cell Car Kit [via] – Link


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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