Making a basic solar powered string of led lights isn't too difficult. This instructable will require no electronics knowledge and no programing.
What were will be doing is upgrading some old battery powered mini lights to LEDs and then using some basic components, charging the batteries with a small solar panel. With the aid on 1 IC and 1 inductor, we can automate the string so it turns off and charges during the day and turns on at night.
Let's get started.
Step 1: Let's see what we need to get started.