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6-in-1 Solar Robot Kit – eco bargain lets you play with light

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The 6–in-1 Solar Robot Kit promises to deliver hours of happy fun from nothing more than some plastic, a few gears and the output from any nearby solar object. Not only can the kit be assembled into a Mars Rover clone, with its own funky solar power source, but also a fan, windmill, boat or nuclear submarine capable of sustaining life under the polar ice cap. OK, so we lied about the last bit, got a little over excited. Best of all, if your local sun is unavailable, you can try a standard 50W lightbulb as a power source instead, which is good to know. £12.99.

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 It’s a DIY beginner’s kit that’s perfect for anyone with more than a passing interest in robots (which is everyone, surely?). You can build the kit 6 different ways which means once you’ve finished making one robot, you can take it apart and turn it into a solar powered boat, windmill, or car and that’s just 3 of them. The diagrams are very easy to follow, we even let the office luddite have a go at building one. Not only is it really fun to make but it’s great for showing you solar power in action, so it’s educational as well as fun to make.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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