Step 2: Check power and ground
Step 3: Use conductive pen if needed
Step 4: Cell with conductive pen line
Step 5: Linking the cells
I found that the best way to connect between two cells was to use hot glue and some conductive mesh. The mesh is good since it allows light to come through it, and we all love glue guns. So all you need to do is glue the mesh onto the solar cell surface. Its always better to have a longer strip of mesh on the surface, with a big enough shared surface space between the two. Always check with a multimeter that there is connectivity, and that there is voltage coming through. Its a bummer later to try and figure out where the problem is.
Step 7: Example measurements from a 6-cell link
But it can definitely charge a battery... (instructable still in the making...)
Step 8: Silicon coating
Step 9: Solar Jelly
A little Solar Jellyfish. I put a battery and servo motor inside. When there was enough light on it, the object moved its legs up and down just like a jellyfish (video coming very soon...). And when it was dark, it lit up from inside and became a light display.
A bit messy, but still a prototype.
Next iteration coming up real soon.