Introduction: How to Make a Mini Solar Robot!

The parts you need are:
3 Capacitors (from 470uF to 4700uF, each),
a 2N3904 transistor,
a 2N3906 transistor,
a resistor(1k to 10k ohm),
a solar cell (minimum 3 volts )(i used two 2 volt cells in series),
a pager motor(or a vibrator).
you'll also need a blinking/flashing LED (FLED ).

to help you, i have made a, very easy to follow , schematic of the circuit, which can be found on http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/052/a/f/FLED_circuit_by_kattejuice.jpg

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organicelectrics made it! (author)2014-08-05

Well, it isn't really a robot, but I made something similar. Instead of a motor, I decided to make it an instrument. I was definitely inspired by BEAM robots like this though!

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Yours look amazing!

And yeah, most beam robots aren't robots by definition at all, but people like to call them so just to simplify electric moving objects, like "bristlebots".

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RAYMOND VON (author)2013-02-13

nice cool

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StephanSolar (author)2011-08-03

i build one but i didin't work, the fled is flashing but motor dont turn, when i disconnect the resistor the motor turns then i put it back and away and the motor turns again

could you help me??!!

Stephan

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koduor (author)2011-05-04

nice

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Kirbsome! (author)2010-08-06

great 'ible and choice of music!

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coilsinamotor (author)2010-07-23

is the led a rerulaer led or is it the flashing type? or by flashing led do u mean it flashes ? geat vid i whant one! :D

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peterjacob (author)coilsinamotor2010-07-24

"F"LED F = flashing yes flashing LED good luck making one :D

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coilsinamotor (author)peterjacob2010-07-25

ok thanks i wasnt sure

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imakethings (author)2010-05-05

very good instructable.

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nadav (author)2010-03-29

 Great 'ible. Very clear instructions, and video was well edited an to the point. Keep it up!

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peterjacob (author)nadav2010-03-29

well, thank you! :)

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