I chose to do this project in two steps:
First I set it up to test that I generated the needed voltage (3-7).
Then I set it up to finalize, by using wire instead of alligator clips, this made it both look better and was easier to work with (8-10)
People have told me that 1 volt is not enough to charge a battery. I looked a rechargable battery and it said "charge: 1-2 volts." I would also like to add that I switched the tester to 2.5 volts and the meter moved to 50%. This tells me I do not only generate 1 volt, but 1.25 volts give or take...
Step 1: Materials
-Light socket attached to wood (with outlet plug)
-100 watt bulb
-Hot glue gun
-Two solar panels
-Three alligator clips
-Rechargeable AA battery
Once you gather your equipment, I suggest plugging in your Hot Glue Gun, so it is available to you once needed (Step 4)
Step 2: Step One
Step 3: Step Two
Step 4: Step Three
*Make sure that the voltage is on DC and NOT AC*