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Solar Battery Charging (2xAA)

I have searched the Internet for ways to charge batteries via solar energy. I know that I can charge a NiMH battery forever as long as the current doesn`t go over a tenth of the battery`s capacity (which is, in my case, 245mAh). Because I will be using two NiMH batteries connected in series I will use the following Photovoltaic module:  http://www.robotshop.com/ca/SP3-37-powerfilm-solar-cell.html. I guess that I`ll connect 2 of these in parallel which should give me 44mA.

Autonomously vacuum small debris and recharge
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UPDATE: NEW VAC, CHASSIS, ETC. NO NEW VIDS :( The ever-popular autonomous, self-charging, vacuum robot. Inspired by the old OMNI magazines photovore, of all … Read more
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Cheap and small swarmbots

So. I'm finally building swarmbots. My goal is to have bot that is small (should be 25mm x 25mm, will be ~30mmx30mm) and cheap (less than 50$ per one. even when building only one).