How to use STELR equipment
Renewable Energy Equipment
Detailed instructions on use of the STELR multimeter
- A PowerPoint presentation explaining the features and use of the STELR multimeter.
- The 2-page instruction sheet that comes with the multimeter and includes specifications.
Replacing the fuse in the STELR multimeter
- Step-by-step instructions on how to replace the fuse in a STELR multimeter.
Replacing the battery in the STELR multimeter
- Step-by-step instructions on how to replace the battery in a STELR multimeter.
STELR Renewable Energy test rig
Watch a video that explains the features of the test rig that is supplied in the STELR Renewable Energy student kits.
STELR Solar panel
How to use the Solar Cells
This video shows you how to use the STELR Solar cell panel and the lamps to generate electricity.
Connecting the solar cells in series and parallel
You can also watch a video showing how to connect the solar cells in series.
Measuring power from the solar panel
This video shows how to measure the power from a solar panel connected in series.
Replacing the halogen light globe in the STELR lamp
Step-by-step instructions on how to replace the light globe in the STELR lamp.
STELR Wind turbine and hub
Setting up the wind turbine to generate electricity
Watch a video that shows how to set up the wind turbine to generate electricity and light a lamp in the STELR test rig
Measuring blade angle for the STELR wind turbine
You can also see a video showing how to measure the blade angle.
Measuring the power output from the STELR wind turbine
This video shows you how to use two multimeters, one as an ammeter and one as a voltmeter, to measure the power produces by the wind turbine
STELR Hand-cranked generator
Setting up the STELR hand-cranked generator
Printable step-by-step instructions on how to set up the hand-cranked generator using the STELR wind turbine and the STELR hand-cranked generator mount which is supplied in the STELR Renewable Energy teacher kit.
Using the hand-cranked generator mount
This video shows how to use the wind turbine with the hand-cranked generator mount.
STELR Pelton wheel
How to use the Pelton wheel
A video showing how to use the STELR Pelton wheel to demonstrate hydro-electricity.
STELR Energy toys
How to make a 'cotton reel car'
A video showing how to use a rubber band and the cotton reels supplied in the STELR Renewable Energy equipment kit to demonstrate energy transformations.
How to make a 'flik flak'
A video showing how to make a jumping 'flik flak' using a plastic card and a rubber band.
You can also view and/or download a slide-show giving step-by-step instructions for the 'flik flak'.
How to use the 'jumping cups'
A video showing how to demonstrate energy transfers and transformations using the jumping cups supplied in the STELR Renewable Energy and Electricity and Energy equipment kits.
Solar Car Equipment
Constructing an API STELR solar car from the kit
A video has been produced to show you how to construct the API STELR Solar Car. Thanks to power engineer, Jarman Stephens, (2014 API Bursary holder) and videographer, Thomas Cotter, for producing the How to Build a Solar Car video.
You can also access a PowerPoint presentation giving step-by-step instructions to construct a basic solar car.
Changing Gears on the API STELR solar car
A new video has been produced showing how to change the gear configuration for your API STELR solar car. It is the second video in the series produced by Jarman Stephens and Thomas Cotter. We suggest students only work on changing the gears once they have constructed and tested their car.
Sustainable Housing Equipment
There are several videos showing features of the STELR Sustainable Housing Kit.
An overview video that unpacks the Sustainable Housing Teacher and Student kits.
A video showing how to put panels into the Sustainable Housing cube.
A video showing the features of the data logger that is provided with the STELR Sustainable Housing equipment.
A video exploring inquiry ideas using the STELR Sustainable Housing kit.
How to collect and retrieve data from the temperature logger
This pdf document gives step-by-step information on how to load the logger program onto your computer and then retrieve the temperature data as a Excel spreadsheet