Solarbots

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Beambots are small robot's who are reacting on their environment.

We are building some like these:

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Solar bot by Wilf Rigter and Eric Seale
http://www.solarbotics.net/library/circuits/se_t1_zener.html

The basics are really simple, a solar cel is charging the capacitor(s) and when they are charge the voltage rises. The diode will power the transistors which will release the power charge in the capacitor(s).