Helios

This bot, despite having no sensors, avoids shadows and stays in the warm sunlight.

I used no complicated electronics in this build - but you could improve it by adding a photo-popper circuit.

In the sun

How it works

The trick is simple: Left solar cell powers right motor, and vice versa.

Here's an illustration of the movement:

Walk

Here's also a very old video of it:

Materials used

Here's a detail from the front:

Detail

(There used to be a rubber tubing on the axes, I must've lost it somehow)

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