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Introduction

The Solar Roach is a simple soldering project that uses the sun to power a vibrating motor. This project only takes a few minutes to build, but does require some simple soldering and use of a hot glue gun. For those reasons we recommend adult supervision.

Video Overview

  1. Peel off the protective layer on the back of the motor.
    • Peel off the protective layer on the back of the motor.

    • Stick the motor onto the solar cell, so that two wires can reach the solder points on the back of the solar cell.

    • Solder the wires onto the solar cell.

    • Optional: Take your solar cell outside and test in the sun.

  2. Using your wire cutter, cut the paperclips similar to the diagram.
    • Using your wire cutter, cut the paperclips similar to the diagram.

    • Bend them apart slightly, and hot glue the to the solar cell.

    • Use a minimum of two paperclips, for a total of four legs.

    • Use hot glue to glue on the antenna. Only a small amount is needed.

    • Remove the protective layer on the back of each eye and stick onto the roach.

    • Optional: Put a little hot glue behind the eyes, on the underside of the roach. This helps them stay on.

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