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 Solar Panel
Connecting the solar cells in series and parallel
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
Measuring blade angle for the STELR wind turbine
Step by step instructions on how to measure blade angle using either the marks on the wind turbine hub or the downloadable STELR protractor.
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 kit to demonstrate energy transformations.
How to make a 'flik flak'
A slideshow giving step-by-step instructions on how to make a jumping 'flik flak' using a plastic card and a rubber band.
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
How to use the data logger to record temperature
A video showing the features of the data logger that is provided with the STELR Sustainable Housing equipment.