Solarbotics Herbie The Mousebot Kit – SOL-KHM (Blue Version)
Herbie the Mousebot Kit is a very quick, easy-to-build, light-chasing robot kit with functional whisker and tail sensors! Soldering required.
Originally invented by Randy Sargent, Herbie was built from spare parts as an entry for a robot competition. Herbie is such an elegant, clever design using very few parts, it’s been featured in as a construction project in “Junkbot, Bugbots, and Bots on Wheels”, “Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Robots” and “MAKE” Magazine.
Solarbotics enhanced Herbie a bit with functional whisker and tail sensors, so it doesn’t get stuck in corners while it chases around.
Herbie the Mousebot is a 9-volt battery-powered robot that loves to chase flash light beams. If there are several Herbies in the same area, they can be configured to chase each other! These little robots are so quick, you have to run to keep up to them! Click here for full 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 very helpful
- Clear illustrated directions – soldering required
- Includes DC motor and all necessary parts
- Size: 33.0 x 1.5 x 23.0 cm
- Tools Required: Typical hand and soldering tools
- 9V Battery Not Included
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