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A while back, I made a little instructable on how to make a simple Solar Cockroach vibrobot out of a 1.5V solar cell and a little vibrating motor. Peo...
Supplies: 1x 2V Solar Cell 1x Vibrating Pager Motor 1X Resistor or diode, or other bits of scrap wire. 2x Big Paper Clip 2x Googly Eyes Magnet Wire T...
As I mentioned on the parts list, you can use any sort of solar cell for this project, however, there are some things to keep in mind. While you can f...
These little motors can be found everywhere. You've probably got several in your house right now. They're in every cell phone and vibrating game contr...
The first step is to cut the resistor. Take some wire cutters and cut the legs off of the resistor.Go as close to the middle as possible.Throw away t...
I'm using a slightly non-standard motor, one that doesn't have the usual soldering tabs on it. If you've got a motor with usual soldering tabs you can...
The easiest way to solder the motor is to use a "Helping Hand" style holder. You can find these at any electronics store. Now before you start to sold...
Now that your motor is all wired up you can solder it to the solar cell.Just lay the solar cell down and align the wires so that they touch the cell's...
Using your wire cutters again, cut the large paper clips.You want to make two sets of even legs.Just watch out, these things do tend to fly around whe...
Put your solar panel face down, so the motor is up in the air.Use your "Helping Hand" again to hold on set of legs.In one hand grip your hot glue gun,...
Fold your thin magnet wire in half.Place it in the front middle of your solar cell. It helps to hold onto it.Apply some hot glue.Wait for it to dry.
I enjoy giving my roach eyes. It just looks way more cute.To do this I first apply a little bit of hot glue to the bottom on my solar cell, to the ri...
You're done! Now have a roach party! Take it outside and see it wiggle. Remember you're going to need either some strong sun or a really insanely str...
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