I spent the afternoon putting this solar-powered robot together. Emily gave this to me as a just-because present a few months ago and I never really had the time to assemble it till today. It's pretty neat because it has three different modes: robot, scorpion, and tank. So far I haven't switched to anything other than robot mode, though. And yes, the solar cell does work but it requires a fair bit of sunlight to run the tiny motor.
I transferred all of the past entries from this 2016 blog over to my main web site, www.villageidiotsavant.com. I will likely shut down and delete the 2016 project by the end of January, after I copy over all the pictures. This was an interesting experiment, but a little draining. I don't think I'll do it again, at least not in this form. I am old and blogs are dead.