I received this little Solar Bug kit from http://www.pagermotors.com and embled it in about an hour. In direct sunlight it provides a little entertainment and insight to both solar power and robotics.
The the large capacitor stores energy from the solar panel and then releases it one pulse at a time to move the bot. The photo diodes seek out the sunlight on the ground and ‘steer’ the bot away from shadows and dimmer lighting.
It a fun little project and easy to emble.
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