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Frightened Grasshopper

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Eyes jiggle, legs wiggle, and antennas sway to-and-fro is the combo tango-jitterbug-frightened-grasshopper dance. It is unmistakably an attention-grabber. Pint-sized and power to pack a punch, this enticingly amusing solar bug will surely capture your heart. Turn on its power switch (the sun) and you will smile like there is no tomorrow. This frolicking fancy is easy to assemble and demonstrates an alternative energy principle. No batteries and tools required and less than ten parts to snap together.

Age: 10+ 

dimensions: 1.9x1.0x0.6in Solar Panel Output: 1.1V x 50mA Motor: DC; Power Consumption: 1.2V x 10mA 


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  1. Educational and Fun 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Oct 2015

    Students at our college are looking for exciting projects which spark their imagination. Students need to be exposed to this type of project.

  2. Easy and Cute 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Oct 2014

    This is a great first project! Would love to have a little more information on why it works.

  3. Solar Grasshopper Fun Teaching Tool 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Oct 2010

    This product was given to my kids by their grandparents. It was assembled by my 11 year old son and enjoyed by both children (my daughter is 6). As soon as it gets in the sunlight it vibrates in the palm of the hand, and stops immediately when you walk into the shade. I took it to my daughter's kindergarten last spring and the children had a great time taking turns with it on the playground, holding it flat in the palm of their hands. The teacher liked it so much that I ordered one for him to have for his classroom this year. Really cool!

  4. Great but has hard-to-follow instructions 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Aug 2010

    This is a great toy and a lot of fun! I can't believe that somebody under 8 would be able to put this together without quite a bit of help. Once it is put together, though, the grasshopper shivers and is actually pretty cute.

  5. Solar powered fun! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Aug 2010

    This little guy is so fun. :) I home school my children, and we used him during our solar power science unit. As you can tell from the laughter of my little ones, he was a hit!

    He works great in full sun, not much in clouds, and works okay under a 100W light bulb. It's a great tool to show your kids how solar cells work. My kids loved making a shadow over him to make him stop wiggling.

    I agree with other reviewers that the instructions are a bit confusing and I don't think a child could do it alone. But, he is surprisingly durable for being so little.

    You can see what he does in the video. I highly recommend him!! :)

  6. Cute Solar Bug 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jul 2010

    This is a cute novelty item to teach elementary aged children how solar power works. It vibrates in direct sunlight. My granddaughters enjoyed learning how to position it in their hands to get it to vibrate (tickles). They are into bugs, so this was perfect. The grasshopper is fragile. Advanced instruction would be beneficial before children handled it.

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