For true DIY, hack the included cassette mechanism into a solar-powered device using the high performance Miller Solarengine which converts light into impressive bursts of energy! High performance, SCC3733-MSE version.
This new solarcell is a bit smaller than the SCC2433, giving you solar power in a small and convenient package.
Based on the project in our book "Junkbots...", it's been re-featured in Make Magazine Volume 28 as a DIY article!
This is the Mousey project from the book Absolute Beginner's Guide to Robotics or from the MAKE magazine project.
The BeetleBot is a simple kit to make a quick and basic obstacle-avoiding robot without using any solder.