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Venus Fly TrapBot - Solar Powered - Papillon Captured

Solar Powered Venus Fly Trap.

Following up an idea posted by (-: rik :-) here is LMRs first Solar-TrapBot that will eat anything in its path.

Its powered with a Solar Cell Miller Engine with a whopping lip-smacking 1 Farad Super Cap to power its Hungry Jaws.

If anyone whats to save Papillon the Solar-AirBot Butterfly then you have to put your Bid in Quick as its looking to be very Sunny this Weekend ...............

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 Cardboard Prototype with Changeover switch

and SolarCell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Polymorph Gearbox

 Not such an easy task.

 However its very easy to tweak the gears and motor into position when you have the basic form sorted out.

 

Changeover switch re-vamped as a Limit Switch - so when the BotTrap catching petals are closed it switches the power off the circuitry - mission accomplished.

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That's fantastic :D

10 out of 10 for originality and for being enviromentally friendly (except to butterflys :)

This is so original!!!
Well done. Sadistic indeed! first build a beautiful buttefly... then build a spiked trap for it.
What kind of mechanism acts as trigger for the trap?

At present the underneath of the Trap is crissXcrossed with thin copper wire (bit like a birds nest) - when two wires touch this Trips the Trap.

The nice thing is that it does not always work  - there is an inherent chance factor so its quite a suspense factor watching it realtime.

Its not exatly the way i wanted - the toothpick with wire -- inside a pen spring is still on the cards (and this would reset its self too) and would be a much more "in the Keeping" way to do it ....... its on my ThingsToDoList

That's great mate!

I am glad to see you having fun with the cork and toothpick switch. I can't wait to see this beast eat a soloar powered insect :D

You sadistic butcherfly!

Dont try to put the blame on me...................

Im just an innocent by-stander sitting on the "Garden Fence" - listening to what the neighbours suggest..........

...... Thanks rik - i had great fun making it.

As we speak its being Polymorphed (unsuccesfully i might add).

Plans are to use toothpicks inserted into "Biro-pen spring" as the actuating hairs ......... OMG thats going to be fun too.

And SkyNet is only one wifi module away. Beware of the spring loaded skewers, Gareth's neigbours!