Project by Lewin110756; SOLARBOI

I’ve just shared a new project: "SOLARBOI"

Since I was young, I’ve always loved to explore. Over the years, I’ve tinkered with RC cars and played with planes, which were always plenty of fun. But I always dreamed of going out further - out into the real world, far beyond the confines of my house or my street.

I wanted to build a robot that could go round the corner, beyond the line of sight - and keep going. To do this, I whipped up a robot kitted out with a camera, a 4G data connection, and a solar power system capable of enabling missions days, weeks, or even months long. I now regularly stream live missions on, and SOLARBOI does his part in trying to go further into the Australian countryside than any robot ever has before!

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Hey Lewin,

Thanks for sharing this one with us and letting us put it up onto the site! It’s a brilliant project with clearly a lot of hard work put into it. I will admit I got caught up watching around 3 and a half hours of that YouTube playlist before I had to pull myself away…

It was great to see someone with such an original idea share it in a way that really highlights what it means to be a maker.

We’re looking forward to seeing what you work on in future! For anyone who hasn’t checked it out already I’d highly recommend clicking the link above (warning - we can’t guarantee you won’t get lost down a rabbit hole…)