Retired Product

This product has been retired from our catalog and is no longer for sale. This page is made available for those looking for datasheets and the simply curious.

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Description: Solarbotic’s Herbie the Mousebot is a 9-volt battery-powered, light-following robot that loves to chase flashlight beams. These little robots are so quick, you have to run to keep up to them! Herbie even has functional whisker and tail sensors, so he doesn’t get stuck in corners, or under obstacles, while chasing around. If there are several Herbies in the same area, they can even be configured to chase each other!

Herbie comes as a build-it-yourself kit that does not use any microprocessors or programming. You’re supplied with all parts as shown in the picture, as well as documentation to put him together. The instructions contain many pictures and simple descriptions to make the building process easy and fun, especially for beginners.

This Herbie has a red body, we also carry a black version.


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Customer Comments

  • I got this for my birthday and I had a lot of fun building it. I have been doing electronics for 2 years but I have only been soldering for a month. I built this in an hour and a half! The only troble spot is the wiskers I still can’t get them to go in.

    Over all vary good product!

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Fun project

Herbie is a fun project and a great teaching tool. Tip; be certain to file the sides of the body, as enclosed instructions state. Everything lines up much better. Our first Herbie needed some extra soldier to correct our challenge due to excitement of getting him assembled too quickly.

Have fun!