Step 1: Gather materials
- small DC toy motor like the CAT# DCM-368 from AllElectronics.com shown here
- small solar cell like the CAT# SPL-61 from AllElectronics.com shown here
- some wire - ideally red and black
- a 4.5" x 4.5" piece of cardboard
- 2 markers or pens
Step 2: Solder wires to solar cell
*It doesn't actually matter what wire color goes where in this case. However, it's standard to use black for negative/ground/- and red for positive/power/+ and will matter in other solar projects. So, it's good to get in the habit.