Flatbot FLED Photopopper

This is a standard FLED photopopper made with a Sanyo solar cell, and a couple of motors salvaged from laptop CD-ROM drives (the motors that move the head back and forth across the disk surface).

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The challenge here was to to fit everything neatly under the solar panel. This bot is quite active in sunlight, but doesn’t seem to be very phototropic.

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