Photopopper Photovore Robot Kit
photovore utilizes very small high-efficiency motors in combination with
elegant circuitry to make a very active solar powered robot capable of
covering a meter (3.3 feet) distance in under a minute!
This Photovore is a
capable little robot that is powered entirely by solar energy, has
light-sensing directional optics (eyes), and a pair of obstacle avoidance
sensors. The pair of infrared detectors on the robot give it a very
directed phototropic or light-seeking behavior, making it trace outlines
around shadows, and be attracted to the brightest sources of light.
Photovore uses new technology to make a very dynamic light-seeking &
obstacle-avoiding robot. All components necessary for the Photopopper are
in the kit, including a high-quality printed circuit board, optics,
motors, and a very complete 12 page instruction manual with over 26
illustrations and images. The BEAM Photopopper Photovore kit is designed
to be a straight-forward kit to assemble and tune, but does require
fundamental soldering skills and hand-tool abilities to complete
(If you're brand-new
to BEAM and electronics in general, we suggest you try the
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instructions and manual.
Solarbotics started as a company specializing in
kits based on BEAM technology, which meant building simple, effective
devices using (often) strange ways. They learned early on that the
documentation is not something to do poorly, so you'll find that
their kits come with very complete instructions with many, many photos.
Solarbotics uses quality components, and clever circuit board design to
make your build as successful as possible
Ages 12 and up - previous kit building experience required
Clear illustrated directions - soldering required
Includes DC motor,
solar cell and all necessary parts
Size: 33.0 x 1.5 x 23.0 cm
Tools Required: Typical hand and soldering tools
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