Solar Cockroach Kit - Multi Packs

Solar Cockroach Kit - Multi Packs


The Solar Cockroach is a little bug that uses solar energy for power!

$20.00 - $100.00

The Solar Cockroach is a little bug that uses the solar energy to power a vibrating motor. The vibrations from the motor travel down the legs, causing the bug to scoot around. These little vibrating bugs are essential tools for teaching beginning soldering lessons to students and adults of all ages. This project also offers a lesson in solar energy, motion, and vibration. Simply place the completed Solar Cockroach in the sun and watch it vibrate and scoot around!

Parts Included:

  • 2V Solar Cell
  • Vibrating Motor
  • Resistor
  • 2 Paperclips
  • Magnet Wire
  • Googly Eyes


Build Time: 10 minutes
Suitable for: grades 7+
Requires basic soldering knowledge


Meet the Maker

Founded in 2012, Brown Dog Gadgets  began as a group of weekend builders and teachers coming together to create easy to use projects and has now grown into a company with a passion for creating fun and practical educational products and kits.