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  • Good solar vibrobot

    posted by ttravesa on 01/31/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    It's a nice solar powered vibrobot.
    Put it under the sun and will start to move. No battery, no installation, a real not-plug&play.

    Cons:

    The design is not so good and the bug moves in all directions. A small improvement on the legs of the bug will solve/improve this issue (at zero cost to the factory).

    OtherThoughts:

    It is a prefect "toy" for not so young kids that starts to want to understand things about solar power, electrical things, etc.
    It can be used as a starting platform to let them make their own vibrobots. It is a good short DIY project for a kid, much better than spend the whole rainy weekend in front of the PlayStation, Wii or any other video game... Google: vibrobot or vibro bot to see some examples

    Bottomline:

    A toy that could be more than a toy! Let your kids use their brain!

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