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Velleman Running Microbug Solder Kit

Code: RP03D

  • Create a moving bug that runs towards the light
  • Control the movement of your bug with two light sensitive sensors
  • Fun and simple to solder with 13 parts

Product details

Velleman Running Microbug Solder Kit

• Create a moving bug that runs towards the light
• Control the movement of your bug with two light sensitive sensors
• Fun and simple to solder with 13 parts
• Requires two AAA batteries (not included, Order Code L42AL)

What can I do with this crawling microbug kit?
Discover a new type of bug with the running microbug kit (manufacturer code MK127). It chases after the light with its adjustable light sensitive sensors – the LED antenna show the direction of travel. Control the bug’s movements by using a torch or similar and adjusting the sensitivity so it follows toy beams of light. Sized just 110mm x 90mm this kit can be fitted in almost anything. Great kit to build and play with in 13 parts.

What can I learn about with this solder kit?
Practice soldering and learn about electronics and circuits with this sound to light kit solder kit which uses resistors, capacitors, transistors, LEDs and potentiometers (variable resistors). Learn how they are connected in a circuit and get practical experience soldering them. Two open chassis subminiature motors control the movement and speed the bug travels at and the LDRs (light dependent resistors) control the direction based on how much light they detect. You can use the potentiometer to alter the light sensitivity of the bug. This kit requires a soldering iron and solder and may require wire cutters and a file.

How easy is this kit to solder?
Simple to solder, this kit is great for those looking to progress beyond beginner projects. Have fun putting together your kit then you can expand on your project. You could create a body for your bug and customise it to make it unique with antenna, wings and extra legs (not included). This kit comes with a holder for 2 x AAA batteries (batteries not included).

Please note, this kit contains a component which is not RoHS compliant.
Number of components in the kit? 13
Soldering Required Yes
Power supply requirements 2 x AAA Batteries
Board size 110 mm x 90 mm

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
RP03D Velleman Running Microbug Solder Kit (1+) £12.99

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