Solar Cockroach Kit

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  • $ 20.00

Grades: 5-8
Ages: 10+
Skill level: Intermediate (soldering required)
Time: 30 minutes
Number of student kits: 4 or 25

The Solar Cockroach is a simple soldering project that uses the sun to power a vibrating motor. It's similar to the bristlebot that uses a small battery. This project requires some simple soldering and use of a hot glue gun. We recommend adult supervision.

  • 1-2V solar cell
  • 1-vibrating motor
  • 2-paper clips
  • 2-googly eyes
  • 6 inches magnet wire


Tools you need:

  • Solder
  • Soldering iron
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun