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#DIY #Solar Powered Cockroach Toy Is A Perfect Kids' Project

#DIY #Solar Powered Cockroach Toy Is A Perfect Kids' Project

Photo by Joshua Zimmerman/Brown Dog Gadgets From the same maker who brought us the $3 solar emergency radio , and the DIY solar battery chargers for cell phones and iPhones , comes a fun toy project that is a perfect way to get kids started in learning how electronics and power from sunlight work. It might also be a great project to get us adults started in tinkering with gadgets if we haven't had much practice. Check out how cute these toys are: They look like a great project for a teacher to bring into the classroom. All sorts of educational elements are there -- how solar power can provide energy, putting together electronic components, and of course, glue sticks! This Instructable lists as supplies and tools: Supplies: 1x 2V Solar Cell 1x Vibrating Pager Motor 1X Resistor or diode, or other bits of scrap wire. 2x Big Paper Clip 2x Googly Eyes Magnet Wire Tools: Solderi...

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