Here's a six word tragedy:
My arduino needs four AA batteries.
Really? Isn't this 2012? Where's my jetpack?!!
Here's a way to the future -- a way to make a solar panel, from scratch, that can power any arduino off of sunlight or even light in your house
. Sort of a peel-and-stick power source for your projects.
Time to complete: 15 minutes
No soldering required
Difficulty level: Easy as pie (key lime)
Loss of skin during assembly: moderate
This is one of the first entries in the Solar Pocket
series of projects that Alex (this guy
) and I are posting over the coming weeks. For more about Solar Pocket Factories and DIY solar check out our just launched Kickstarter campaign (Aug 15 - Sept 14):
Here's what it's all about in 3 minutes: