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I received a weird knex motor with some knex on ebay. Has anyone seen this before?

Hi! I bought a huge lot of knex a few months ago and it included a weird little orange thing that looks like a motor. I have no idea what it is or what it does. Does anyone know what it is?
Thanks.

Picture of I received a weird knex motor with some knex on ebay. Has anyone seen this before?
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Shadowman396 years ago
That is part of the solar motor. If you don't have the solar panel or wires, then it's useless.
i just dont know. not very smarter lol
Your can make it work off a 9v battery and 2 wires.
Tornado96 (author)  TheFoofinator6 years ago
I'm not very good with electricity so I think I'll just throw it away.
Don't throw it away, give it to me! :-P Or at least keep it just in case you get the solar panel for it someday.
Tornado96 (author)  Shadowman396 years ago
I wont throw it away. lol
Considering its very rare?
Tornado96 (author)  TheFoofinator6 years ago
lol. I can barely make a circuit at school without shocking myself. :-P
Re-design6 years ago
Nothing is useless.

Either find out what voltage the solar panel puts out or hook it up to a variable power supply and start low.

Either pin can be used for pos or neg. Unless there's a diode in there to prevent draining the batteries on solar. If you can't get it to run then reverse the connections.

I'll bet it runs pretty well on 2-3 volts.
Tornado96 (author)  Re-design6 years ago
I might try it sometime. Thanks!