Re: Solar Roller MKI
- It looks like some kinda of drag racer or hot rod! :D
I love solar rollers, I just wish I could get a hold of some of those
older green memory caps (.22 - 1F), they make great solar roler caps.
p.s. go the paper clips! I use them as well.
--- In email@example.com, "Richard Caudle" <frankendaddy@...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I posted a photo of my first solar roller (although I built it in
> 2006!) in the files section in an album entitled "Frankendaddy's Vault
> of Robotic Horrors".
> It was built with a couple of paperclips soldered togerther to make a
> frame. I took a ZipZap motor, the axles, and wheels for the drive
> train. Also you can see the "horn" from a servo motor that I used to
> hold the motor in place. The drive circuit is (my fave) a FRED SE, but
> you'll notice the absence of a capacitor...HAHA!...there is a CAPxx
> supercap (0.5F) directly under the solar cell. It will charge for a
> couple of minutes, then off it rolls! It took a while to get the frame
> bent to where it would travel straight, but it's solid now!
> Yay for solar rollers! I never thought that I would dig them as much
> as I do...what a crazy, random happenstance!