These Durable Foam Solar Racers Could Last And Run Forever

These Durable Foam Solar Racers Could Last And Run Forever


Nerf showed the world that toys made from soft foam could survive a kid’s abuse for weeks, even months at a time. But guns and arrow-launching cannons aren’t particularly educational. So if you want your kids to learn a little something while they play, consider these foam Volta Racers which run on the power of the sun.

They’re certainly not the first solar-powered toy, but instead of a rigid panel the $25 Volta Racers use a flexible polycrystalline silicon solar cell. So, in addition to the rest of the vehicle, it can survive a heck of a lot of physical abuse and countless playtimes.

As an added bonus, since there’s no onboard battery to hold a charge, when the sun goes down the Volta Racer will simply stop working making it really easy to enforce bedtimes. [ToyLabs via Gizmag]