Well I've failed. It doesn't fit in the tin.
But it was still great fun to work on! And it's the perfect weekend project.
So what am I talking about? It's Solarbotics BEAM photopopper photovore. That's a mouthful, so let's break it down; it's a robot that follows the light. I got the design from the Solarbotics page, where you can buy a kit from them, although I just purchased the components on my own, as I wanted to fit them in the tin.
Here's the picto-breakdown - scroll all the way to the bottom for a video!
|It's best to build the circuit on a prototyping board to|
make sure everything works. If not, it's easy to fix here.
|Once it's working, you can solider it together.|
|Finally, we use some double-sided tape to attach the shell.|
|The tabasco robot! It's hard shell protects|
it from many natural predators.