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Do you have some old solar garden light that quit working, got run over by the lawn mower or the plastic / metal parts are dull and broken? The chance...
I have to admit some of these solar garden lights look very pretty, even "steampunkish" and are quite reasonably priced these days but where is the fu...
When you 'desolder' the wires, make sure you take a few pictures, just in case you forget where the extra parts go. In principle the solar cell charge...
You can see how I did it. Of course the design is left to you but make sure that the solar cell is exposed to the sun. :) I could have done better lik...
I made a cut-out for the solar cell in a foam board and secured it with some hot glue. Copper foil "beautified" the unsightly gap on top. This worked ...
There were several more parts to fit into the copper pipes like the PCB (printed circuit board), LDR (light dependent resistor), battery, switch and L...
It took a while till I had the LED's in place. I glued 2 marbles in the openings of the copper T fitting which looks pretty cool at night. And finally...
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