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Solar PV tracker that can be built by kids

I am looking for instructions for a group of 12 year olds to use to build a small device that is capable of tracking a light source the way that solar PV panels can be made to do. Only one of the kids has (minimal) robotics experience, so this would have to be a very entry-level project. There are some great projects on this site but they are way beyond our capabilities. Any help would be appreciated!

gtoal1 year ago
Maybe they could tie a small solar panel to a sunflower :-) (you'd need a garden full of them...)
Codys Mom (author)  steveastrouk2 years ago
This looks very promising! Thanks so much!
Do you want to ACTIVELY track the sun, or make a mount that points to it ?
Codys Mom (author)  steveastrouk2 years ago
They want to actively track a light source. Their skit is connecting heliotropism in plants to increased efficiency of solar panels that can mimic heliotropism. Thanks!
lemonie2 years ago
It's difficult, give them something else to do like making sundials.

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Codys Mom (author)  lemonie2 years ago
This is a key component of something bigger that they're working on.
Ah, hmm.

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