HAHAHA. Who would do that?!
Oh you are so silly. I now unveil to you the true purpose of our solar experimentation.
MADDIE THE SOLAR MADAGASCAR COCKROACH!
You may scream now.
These little darling Gromphadorhina portentosa cost less than a bug sandwich and 15 minutes to make. Inspired by the bristlebots of yesteryear, this is a solar-powered variety that you can make from scratch with raw photovoltaic silicon mounted directly onto the body of the beast. All told, we've made about 77,504 autonomous Madagascar cockroaches that feast on two things. Photons and your fears.
We will unleash our precious soon, in a Disneyland and Maker Faire near you. They will hiss and entertain your kitten until the sun extinguishes itself billions of years from now. A well placed umbrella is your only hope!
Oh how I hate umbrellas.
This instructable is part of the Solar Pocket Factory series -- a growing list of solar hacks that you can find here:
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And now, back to making a robot cockroach race car. Kenshin, you are our only hope.