Step 6: Enjoy!

While googly eyes and antenna are not required for your roach to function, it sure looks a lot cuter now! Feel free to give it some more flair with bits of paper, spare electronics, or whatever you have laying around. Here at the shop we’ve made some with laser cut acrylic heads, LED eyes, and diode legs, which look pretty cool. Keep an eye out for our Solar Cockroach 2.0 Deluxe kits featuring these upgrades!

We hope the guide and video are helpful for those of you looking to put together our kit, or to assemble a Solar Cockroach from scratch. This project is super fun to make, and a great “first robot” project for kids.

<p>do they work in regular house light?</p>
<p>FYI: Link in the supply list leads to vibrating motors with wires, not tabs. </p>
<p>I made the robot! It was fun. It's really cute. Thanks Josh!!!</p>
<p>Looking really good there!</p>
<p>coooool ☺ ????</p>
You can also get a 1.5v motor from a hex bug
Sorry, bad reading ... Is the resistor really important ? I think you can use a paper clip to make the legs.
Hello, I was wondering what kind of resistor is it ? is it a strong one ? How many ohm ?
I Built it (Battery version) http://wp.me/p15tGa-7d <br> <br>
hey I love the detail and the quality of the pictures of this instructable! Well done and very inspirational. I just made my little version of a vibrating robot here :) I hope you'll enjoy it !<br> <br> <div class="media_embed"> <iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ELB-XPDBOFI" width="560"></iframe><br> <br> Instructable here : <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-your-Modular-Vibrating-Robot/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-your-Modular-Vibrating-Robot/</a></div>
Cool beans! That looks like insane fun!
So Cute!!!
What's the motor for?
It makes the roach vibrate....
Just so you know roaches have 6 legs, as do all insects. Regardless these are really cute. I want to make one to bug my mom.
not to be mean or anything, but resistors are kinda expensive. <br>to cut off the wire of the thing just to get the wire is something I woudn't do <br> <br> <br>I guess it all verries from person to person.
They cost 1 cent each when you buy 100 resistors at a time. Buy them off eBay, not Radio Shack.
yeah,(no offense, Radioshack), I relized Radioshack isn't exactly the best place to buy matireal. <br> <br>I once built a beatlebot and bought stuff at Radioshack and the thing ended up costing $34.00!
Exactly. Never buy from Radio shack. Just find a few projects you want to try and go order the parts off an online place. The $5 in shipping is nothing compared the the massive amount of money you'll save from not buying from Radio Shack.<br><br>(That being said there are a couple of nice items they make that I do buy from them at a high price, but only because no one else has them.
(you must be going insane now) <br> how much do &quot;Helping hands&quot; cost?
$5-10 most places. Or you could build your own. There are many instructables that show how.
Okay! <br>Thanks for tolerating my comments
I like this idea for my first bot project. But I can't seem to find the blue-cased motor that you recommend. Are there any others that fill the bill? Or can you tell me how to identify the desired motor if I try to cannibalize a cell phone or such instrument? Thanks.
Those blue motors are no longer sold. The ones I use work just fine as well, most any vibrating motors will. I have them on my website.<br><br>Just take apart an old (broken) cell phone and you can't miss the motor.
( i hope you're not annoyed with all my comments) <br>I still dont understand why you can't use the motars that already have wires
The wired motors will not work BECAUSE this project needs stiff wires, whereas wired motors have floppy wires. The vibrations would not travel through the floppy wire. You could, however, just use regular solid core wire when soldering.
in the kits that you guys sell, do you pack inthe kinda motars that your using, <br>or the fancy blue ones.
Any idea if these blinky solar keychains produce enough juice? I see them sold quite cheaply at retail or given out free as promotional logo items. http://www.greenbaba.com/Solar-Gadget/C011-Solar-Key-Chain.html
No idea. I'm going to venture to guess no.
First thought: the Orang Asli kids will like this! My friends and I are visiting (every few months or so) some rural indigenous people's communities that aren't connected to the grid. Their school's only power source is solar panels so we have been trying to teach them about solar. This might be a fun toy for a hands-on workshop to show them how electricity works and basic assembly techniques.
Awesome job, Josh!
nice little robot I gues I could build it in 5min but it would be more fun if cockroach would go into dark (like thay usualy do), that would be two morors to photosensors and some forward directing bristle legs, I gues that would be the 3.0 version.
Just find a little 1.5V rechargeable battery and wire it in. You can do this, but it does greatly increase the difficulty of the project and takes away from the &quot;newbie&quot; nature of it.
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I like the simplicity of this project! It's so easy that it could be built by a 1st grader while still being a satisfying project for an adult! love it!

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