Build a solar powered frightened grasshopper
robot! Easy to assemble, has less than 10 parts to snap together, no soldering! Eyes jiggle, legs wiggle, and antennas sway to-and-fro when placed in the sun.
The Frightened Grasshopper Solar Powered Bug
Teaches about forms of alternative energy in a easy-to-use science kit. Shows how solar energy can be used to generate electricity and illustrates how radiant energy from the sun can be transformed to electrical energy with a PV cell. A motor inside the grasshopper transforms electrical energy to motion. Functions best very close to a non-florescent light bulb or in direct sunlight A fun example of solar power for a science fair project, class discussion, or just out-of-the-ordinary. For ages 10+.