How to make a solar Powered robot?
A while back I made dozens of robots of in huge component inspired by BEAM Robotics. For those of you unfamiliar, BEAM is simply an unique method of robot building with an emphasis on biology, electronics, looks, and mechanics (hence the acronym RAY). One thing that establishes BEAM besides various other methods to robotics is its insistence on using vibrant power (predominantly solar powered energy) and its inclination towards reuse and minimalism. While we heavily borrowed from the BEAM ethos and looks, the robots that I built weren't quite the same (these people were all battery powered to begin with).
Since BEAM robotics was these types of a large supply of motivation, I always wanted to take to my hand at creating a solar power robot. But rather than just creating another BEAM robot, I made the decision to incorporate solar into my own form of robot building. Instead of having it be operated totally off the sunshine, I decided to include rechargeable battery packs. This means at any moment the engines could be running off either the battery packs or cell, depending on which could give you the many energy. The cell normally recharging the batteries as soon as the sun strikes it. This allows the robot to operate off of the sun, but not be entirely reliant upon it to move.