How to Make a Mini Solar Robot!

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About: I'm a student of mechanical engineering at Aalborg university in Denmark. I absolutely love to tinker with electronics and mechanics, and thus much of my spare time is spent on hobby robotics and 3D printers...

The parts you need are:
3 Capacitors (from 470uF to 4700uF, each),
a 2N3904 transistor,
a 2N3906 transistor,
a resistor(1k to 10k ohm),
a solar cell (minimum 3 volts )(i used two 2 volt cells in series),
a pager motor(or a vibrator).
you'll also need a blinking/flashing LED (FLED ).

to help you, i have made a, very easy to follow , schematic of the circuit, which can be found on http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/052/a/f/FLED_circuit_by_kattejuice.jpg

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StephanSolar

8 years ago on Introduction

i build one but i didin't work, the fled is flashing but motor dont turn, when i disconnect the resistor the motor turns then i put it back and away and the motor turns again

could you help me??!!

Stephan

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is the led a rerulaer led or is it the flashing type? or by flashing led do u mean it flashes ? geat vid i whant one! :D

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nadav

9 years ago on Introduction

 Great 'ible. Very clear instructions, and video was well edited an to the point. Keep it up!

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