Copper skink.They are very common in the North Island and grow to about 10 cms, with a very long tail. They are nocturnal they are active mainly by night and eat small insects, spiders and similar invertebrates. - This skink is the one which lives in the native bush behind ASHS, therefore has a connection to the school - Simple pattern, easy to replicate - This particular one doesn't have very good body shape for our purposes
Solar power works by allowing the light to move the electrons free, this creates a flow of electricity. A solar panel is made up of many photovoltaic cells that create this transfer of the light. This can be done through the use of two plates, one with a positive charge and one with a negative charge. This will cause the panels to separate away from each other creating an electrical field. When a photon of light hits the panel it will push the electron free through the electric field.
Robust skink. Occurs only on a few offshore islands North East of the North Island. Possibly the largest New Zealand skink it is forest dwelling, nocturnal but will on occasions bask in the sun, usually in the morning. It feeds on all manner of ground insects as well as any flying ones that circumstances allow. - Maybe bigger than we had envisioned. - Shape not entirely unsuitable. Tail movement would be smooth if done at this angle
Forest gecko. Occurs throughout New Zealand in bush and scrub, mainly nocturnal although it will bask on sunny days. They blend in amongst the leaves and tree bark as the forest gecko's pattern resembles their environment so well that the lizard can be almost invisible on the branches and trunk. - Really cool pattern as it makes them almost completely camouflaged. Would be tricky to pull off unfortunately.
The largest New Zealand gecko, found on offshore islands from Cook Strait northwards where it lives in rocky or forested areas, active at night but will bask in the sun. Feeds on all manner of nocturnal insects that it would encounter naturally. - Interesting skin. Looks as though it would have a different texture to it. We could incorporate that as part of our installation