DIY Solar Powered Beam Robot Miniball



          

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This solar powered beam robot charges up a capacitor which powers motors and propels the “hamster ball” forward.  The sphere runs in the direction of movement of the device inside and it’s also a basic example of what BEAM Robotics is all about. For those who don’t know, BEAM (Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanics) Robotics uses simple electronics with basic mechanical parts (no microcontrollers).

How simple is it? You can build a basic Solar Powered Miniball in less than 2 hours with the parts listed below. Most of them are sourced from Solarbotics kits.

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