Solarbotics have designed the Squid Hunting to be a self-activating, solar-powered sculpture. Unlike other solar-powered devices, their SolarEngineTM technology allows it to extract useful energy from light levels otherwise unusable by solar cells.
In direct sunlight, activation happens in seconds. Indoors, in a location like an interior office with fluorescent fixtures, you can expect motion every 6 minutes. As long as there is sufficient light to read by, this device still works, activating only when it has stored enough power to create usable motion.
- Intermediate skill level - ages 12+
- Basic soldering and tools required
- Solar powered - no batteries needed
- 1-2 hours build time
- 4 x Laser cut MDF panel
- 1 x #4-48 plinth & screw
- 1 x 3/4" ball bearing
- 1 x 3/8" ball bearing
- 1 x 3/16" magnet
- 1 x Aluminum spinning surface
- 1 x Double sided sticky tape
- 1 x Propeller
- 1 x Pager Motor
- 2 x SCC3733 solar panel
- 2 x 13” long 30AWG wire
- 1 x Solar Engine:
- 1 x KMSE PCB
- 1 x 0.2F capacitor
- 1 x 22uF capacitor
- 1 x Diode
- 1 x MCP112-195 voltage trigger
- 1 x TR2222 NPN transistor
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Documentation and Resources:
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