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

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.

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Shadowman39Best Answer (author)2010-11-05

That is part of the solar motor. If you don't have the solar panel or wires, then it's useless.

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Element Force (author)2012-04-13

i just dont know. not very smarter lol

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TheFoofinator (author)2010-11-07

Your can make it work off a 9v battery and 2 wires.

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Tornado96 (author)TheFoofinator2010-11-07

I'm not very good with electricity so I think I'll just throw it away.

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Shadowman39 (author)Tornado962010-11-12

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.

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Tornado96 (author)Shadowman392010-11-12

I wont throw it away. lol

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TheFoofinator (author)Tornado962010-11-08

Considering its very rare?

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Tornado96 (author)TheFoofinator2010-11-08

lol. I can barely make a circuit at school without shocking myself. :-P

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Re-design (author)2010-11-06

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.

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Tornado96 (author)Re-design2010-11-06

I might try it sometime. Thanks!

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