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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 5
nice item, needs to be pimped a bit – Solar Powered Waving Lucky Cat Reviews

posted by arnew on 09/01/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

Pros:
environmentally friendly (does not need batteries, as it is solar powered)
brings luck ;)
is a good entrance point for starting to pimp your gadgets...
Cons:
could use NdFeB magnets for motor and would be better with a larger main capacitor...
Other:
i have pimped mine to get around the cons be simply adding two NdFeB magnets (each 5x5x1 mm^3) and for now by adding a 1000uF cap in parallel to the solar cell. i will try replacing the latter with a supercapacitator with about 1F to get ultra long runtime ;)
Bottomline:
great product, uses screws to keep things in place - great hackability

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