Friday, August 31, 2007

Loopwing toy car runs on wind power

We're big fans of both alt-power and silly toys,
so Tamiya's latest kitcar, the Loopwing, pushes all our geek buttons.
The build-it-yourself kit car comes with its own windmill, and just
five minutes of charging in a five mile wind powers the three-wheeled
racer for three and a half hours. We have fond memories of building a
Tamiya RC10 kit when we were kids -- hopefully the $30 Loopwing will
inspire kids to think about windpower the same way our kit inspired us
to think about taking apart everything we owned.

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