Easy IKEA SUNNAN hack (non destructive)

I always have a lot of stuff moving in the shop-window of my toy shop. To make it a bit lighter on battery consumption and better for the environment  I use the IKEA SUNNAN to make toys solar-powerd. The SUNNAN costs about 15,- euros in Holland and has a great solar battery charger with the batteries included.

This Hack is easy and non destructive to both toys and SUNNAN.

Step 1: You will need

  • Some double wire
  • 2 or 4 flat ANP-connectors
  • Ikea SUNNAN LED-lamp
  • An electrical toy

  • Crimper
  • Wire stripper

<p>Are you sure it will not explode? :D</p>
After some years of daily use, no explosions yet. It might be time to change te batteries by now, the crane is getting a bit slow.
<p>Great idea and an detailed instructable!<br>FAVED</p>
Thank you, I still use it every day.
Je kan natuurlijk ook gewoon een stroomadapter gebruiken en aansluiten op het stroomnetwerk.
<p>ja dat kan natuurlijk ook, maar dit is echt veel leuker toch? :)</p>
Even in the rest of the Netherlands it costs 15 euro's ;-) i purchased 2 today and was amazed by the flood of light it emited after the batteries were charged. It would do very well as a bikelight :-)
I'm not allowed in the rest of the Netherlands so I only know what they cost in Holland :-) <br>Making the SUNNAN into a bikelight would be a really cool project. Let me know if you do so.
:-D k i will, i'm looking into some info to make a quick 'n dirty bikelight out of it together with some elektroscrap i have. <br>
<p>someone finally made it: <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Hack-Solar-Powered-Bike-Light/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Hack-Solar-Powered-Bike-Light/</a></p>
<p>cool, i just voted for the bike-light. Thanks for the heads-up</p>
So the light from the lamp powers itself and the crane??
hihi, LOL. Would be great if the lamp could power itself :)
Well, the solar module from the lamp powers the crane. Or it can be put back in the lamp.
Ohh. I see. But that would be cool to connect both the lamp and the crane to the solar supply.
Twee in serie is misschien wel net genoeg voor een Arduino. (heb ik nog niet geprobeerd)
misschien ook maar even een gaan halen. Goed idee
This is super clever!

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