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Re: Solar Roller MKI

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  • bugminer
    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),
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 21, 2008
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      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.

      bugminer

      p.s. go the paper clips! I use them as well.

      --- In beam@yahoogroups.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!
      >
      > Haveagoodone!
      > F-diddy
      >
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