ITEMS YOU WILL NEED
1. About 30 in. of PVC pipe
2. 3 T-pieces of PVC pipe
3. 5 90 degree pieces (right angle)
4. Altoids tin
5. 2 rechargeable batteries & battery holder
6. Solder iron & metal
7. Solar panels and its circuit board
8. Small motor
9. Lots of wires
10. USB cable & connector
11. Tinkertoys (optional for fan)
12. Wire cutter
13. PVC pipe cutter
14. Small pliers
16. Small piece of wood to fit in hole of tinkertoy
Step 1: Cut the Pipes.
4- 3 1/2 in. pieces
2- 2 1/2 in. pieces
1- 9 in. piece
The width of the pipes that I used is 3/4 in. wide.
Then put the pipes together so it looks like this.
Step 2: Make a Hole.
Step 3: Connect Wires Together.
Then, conect the two battery holders together and put extra wires on each side.
On one side of the battery holders connect the USB connector there; on the other side, just leave the wires there.
Step 4: Connect the Circuit Board.
Then solder all the wires together and make sure the wires go from positive-to-positive and negative-to-negative.
Then after the solder metal has cooled down put it inside the Altoids tin.
Step 5: Connect the Solar Panels
Then connect all the positive wires together and all the negative ones togather.
Then gat two wires and use oe for the positive wires and one for the negative.
Then solder them.
Step 6: Tinkertoys.
So, you will need:
1. one center piece
2. 8 short yellow pieces
3. 8 green fan pieces
Now put the yellow pieces together with the green pieces and connect it to the center piece.
Then angle the pieces corresponding to the way the motor goes yo make wind.
Step 7: Connect the Motor.
If you do not see it come out the top of your stand make sure the wire is not stuck OR make the wire longer.
Then connect the motor to the wires and test the motor after you charge the batteries in the sun.
If it works solder all the wires together and make sure everything is secure and safe.
Step 8: YOU ARE FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I you have any questions about this project, please leave a comment.