Picture of From a dim garden light to a bright flash light. (solar)
I was in the dollar store the other day and saw this tiny garden rock, once I looked closer I noticed it was more than a rock. It was a solar garden light. It only costed one dollar and out of curiosity I had to buy it. I was browsing the web the other day and came across a product review for a solar recharge flash light. A lot of the reviews claimed that the solar panel was fake. Now I bought this rock just to see if the panel was real. Stpid reason? Sure but hey I was curious. After I got home I quickly took it apart to find out it was indeed real. It was a small panel and produced 2.5 volts at whatever Mah. After testing its various componets I realized I had no purpose for it. No garden and if I had one, one rock would make it look sad. I modded the circuit a little bit and turned it into a suprisingly bright solar rechargeable flash light. Also for a dollar this rock light was very well made. I will show you how to turn this rock light or any garden light into a nice flash light. If I may borrow a few minutes of your time lets get started!
Got a couple from the store but the batteries were almost gone. You have to be real careful removing the glue so the solar cell does not get damaged. Also thinking of putting a microcontroller in the rock for some fun.
out-of-the-box (author)  Computothought1 year ago
The battery was made in this one. Yeah the glue was an issue, i had to be really carefull. What would the micro do exactly?
HrdWodFlor1 year ago
Very cool! My friend just had a wedding and these were lining the drive. They got cruhed during the night, i collected them (20 or so) and wondered what to do with them. This will be a great project!
out-of-the-box (author)  HrdWodFlor1 year ago
Thanks for the kind words! From crushed lights come new night sights! Let me know how they turn out :)