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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 2
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 3
Good solar vibrobot – Novel Solar Powered Locust Reviews

posted by ttravesa on 01/31/2010 Certified Owner

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).
Other:
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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