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  • A great gadget to play with!

    posted by springbat on 01/14/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    The solar locust is a sort of bristlebot: a pager motor activated by the sun shining on the solar cell makes him buzz and move all arount on flat surfaces.

    Great build quality, a very eye-catching little nice toy!

    Cons:

    Here now it's winter, I cannot test its efficiency under direct sunlight;

    Obviously works with halogen or incandescent lamps too, but requires high wattage lamps or near light sources to gain enough energy to start buzzing.

    Not a real con, definitely!

    OtherThoughts:

    A must-have little toy! I will buy some other to astonish my friend's children :)

    Bottomline:

    really, really nice!

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