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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. Great fun and discovery for the inquisitive! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jul 2010

    My daughter, who just turned 5 and loves science, saw this on Amazon on a video, and was completely enthralled with the toy. I thought she would forget about it, but she didn't. So, she got it from the tooth fairy for her first tooth.
    The toy was smaller than I thought it would be, but it is still very fun. It was easy to put together with my daughter--it took maybe 15 minutes or so, and we were able to play with it right away. I think she loves it even more since she got to put it together herself. She loves that it works in the sun and also with flashlights and lamps. She loves experimenting with every light source in the house to see which work. The motor also makes a cricket-like sound when the bug is picked up from the turning motion of the motor, which is cool.
    My daughter is very hard on toys, and I felt this toy was very well constructed and sturdy. The antenna are flexible, but don't interfere with the action of the toy if they are skewed around.
    The toy has started some interesting conversations about solar power and renewable energy and how simple motors work.
    Highly recommended!

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