The Running Microbug Electronic Kit is used to create a beginner friendly light seeking photovore.
This kit is a great way for beginners to learn soldering and assembly skills while building a fascinating little robot. The kit requires basic soldering skills and is suitable for electronics students and hobbyists of all ages. Only basic through hole electronic components are used. No tiny chips or microcontrollers to worry about.
The assembled Running Microbug is a light seeking photovore that drives toward the light. It doesn't have a microcontroller brain like more advanced robots do and it doesn't require any programming. Instead, the light detected creates an autonomic response that directly controls the motors via basic electronic circuitry. This robot will stop in total darkness.
This kit is fun to build and educational. It has two LED "eyes" that indicate the direction the Microbug is heading. Light sensitivity can be adjustments to accommodate the lighting in your environment.
This kit requires basic soldering skills. Two AAA batteries are required for operation.