Solarbotics Blog Posts & News

We want Your Input!!!

Solar botics
January 25, 2001
We are working on fixing the bugs in the website, along with a number of other improvements. Some of you may already know that we are rewriting the ordering portion, making processing your BEAM needs that much easier. It is approaching it's release very quickly, we are just doing the final testing now! So give […]

We are Back

Solar botics
January 9, 2001
We are back, ready to take your orders. Not only are we back but we are ready for a new year with many things to serve you better. We have brought back the SCPD solar cells. Future enhancements and improvements in the online web ordering. Expect future enhancements such as more videos, more data on […]

Frogbots! Solar-powered, at that!

Dave Hrynkiw
December 15, 2000
I missed the full segment of this story last weeks on "Discovery Channel's @discovery.ca" program, but fortunately, the've put the segment online at their website. I seems that JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories - NASA essentially) is working on a solar-powered, single-footed robot frog. This seems like a GREAT idea for extra-terrestrial planet-surface locomotion. Check out […]

Jeff de Boer on CBC Radio

Dave Hrynkiw
December 14, 2000
If you came to the BEAM/WCRG Millennium Games in Calgary last summer, you may have seen Jeff de Boer's lecture on the aesthetic component of robotics. Jeff is a local Calgary artist (recently inducted to the Royal Canadian Order - a huge honor, considering his age), and was interviewed on CBC radio Monday with Shelaugh […]

New Kit!The Hex Pummer

Solar botics
December 6, 2000
View our newest kit we have online, the Hex Pummer, a very amusing night display that is charged by the sun. When the lights go out, it triggers the high intensity LEDs to start flashing on and off. They start out very STRONG and then fade away until the next LED "PUMMS" on. These amusing […]

Christmas Specials, new Webmaster, and s...

Dave Hrynkiw
November 27, 2000
HO HO HO ("HACK, cough, cough, sniiiiiffffff - aHEM"). Now that the winter holiday season is upon us (with associated illnesses...), it's time for us to finally unveil our annual Christmas sale! This year's sale includes: SCXMas1 - Solarcell pack (2 each of the SC2422, SC2433, and SC3733) for $21 ($28 CDN) SCXMas2 - Solarcell […]

New Kit: Type-1 Solarengine Re-issue

Dave Hrynkiw
November 9, 2000
It's been a while since we've had this kit online, but due to some diligence we've found materials to update and re-issue it! Using the licensed "MillerEngine" (which we find to be a substantial improvement over the old Solarengine), we've changed the kit with a new black circuit board and updated documentation. Check it out […]

BEAM Workshop in Chile!

Dave Hrynkiw
October 25, 2000
From a post we just received from Roberto Avil

New Distributor & Science News

Dave Hrynkiw
October 21, 2000
Solarbotics is happy to introduce a new distributor in Toronto, Canada - Bug'n'Bots. Owner Steve Jones have been involved with BEAM for a while now, and is d

Bug Stomping - Part 2, Solarcells sold o...

Dave Hrynkiw
October 19, 2000
We're still undergoing website bug-stomping. You may have noticed some changed news items and the like. One of the edits crashed the page, so we had to reload an older backup. The SCPD photodiodes are now officially sold out! KaPUT! Gone! Until we can find a reasonably priced replacement, we won't be restocking these items […]
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