This new version of the Photopopper is still a solar-powered, light-seeking, obstacle-avoiding robot, but now with updated electronics & gold trim that make it twice as fast!
The Photopopper Photovore utilizes very small high-efficiency motors in combination with elegant circuitry to make a very active solar powered robot capable of covering a meter (3.3 feet) distance in under a minute!
This Photovore is a capable little robot that is powered entirely by solar energy, has light-sensing directional optics (eyes), and a pair of obstacle avoidance sensors. The pair of infrared detectors on the robot give it a very directed phototropic or light-seeking behavior, making it trace outlines around shadows, and be attracted to the brightest sources of light.
The Photopopper Photovore 5.0 uses new "Miller Engine" technology to make a very dynamic light-seeking & obstacle-avoiding robot. All components necessary for the Photopopper are in the kit, including a high-quality printed circuit board, optics, motors, and a complete 12-page instruction manual with over 26 illustrations and images. The BEAM Photopopper Photovore kit is designed to be a straight-forward kit to assemble and tune but does require fundamental soldering skills and hand-tool abilities to complete successfully.
(If you're brand-new to BEAM and electronics in general, we suggest you try the SolarSpeeder Kit first).
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Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Please visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov for more information. This item was manufactured prior to August 31, 2018.