OWI MV-979 Moon Walker II

Pololu item #: 319

This product has been discontinued.

When assembled, the Moon Walker II uses a phototransistor to sense changes in light (such as turning on a lamp) and a condenser microphone to sense changes in sound (such as clapping). It converts those stimuli into electronic signals to power a motor, and walks forward for a preset time. The sensors can be adjusted for different sensitivity levels.

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This robot kit is rated as at the intermediate level and recommended for builders age 14 and up. Only basic hand tools are needed for assembly: diagonal cutter, small hammer, screwdriver (phillips and flat-head), and long nose plier.

Basic specifications:

  • Size: Height 130 x Diameter 100 mm (5.12" x 3.94").
  • Movement: 2 legs on each side driven by a crank shaft.
  • Control: Sound sensor including condenser microphone/transistor; Light sensor/photo-transistor.
  • Power source: one AA battery (not included).
  • Power consumption: ~210 mA.

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