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I used a solar cell from another vibrating solar powered bug which can easily be found on the internet and used it on a Hexbug Nano.

It moves around as quick as when it was battery powered!

Step 1: Adding the Solar Cell

Just solder the wires red to positive metal tab & black negative to the other metal tab, use the battery as a polarity guide.

Screw the battery cap back onto the bug.

Use double sided sticky foam to secure the solar cell to the body. Balance correctly so that the bug doesn't topple over.

If anyone can tell me how I upload a video I will post this little guy moving around!
<p>You said you got the solar cell from another solar-powered bug. Do you know where I can by this solar cell alone? So far, all of the options I've been finding are too large compared to the size of the Hexbug.</p>
Type in 'solar cricket' on eBay, you should find it
<p>I see you are using the Hexbug Nano V2. Would this work with the V1? Thanks!</p>
yes, I've built one using V1 before ?
<p>you can upload the video to youtube and then give us the link.</p>
<p>Cool!</p>

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