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    By the way, if you want to know how to properly delete instructables, all you need to do is click 'edit', on this instructable, then near the top, under 'add pictures', there is a drop down box labeled 'more'. Go into this, and click delete.

    Hard for me to believe that it works... I guess I have to...

    Can you show a picture of the voltage shown with a multi-meter?

    Probable a couple milli-watts if it powers the LED shown in the picture

    Can applying TiO2 containing toothpaste instead of Sunscreen and Using red onion juice instead of Blue berry juice work?????

    The iodine peeled off the carbon layer when I tried to make the solar cell. Ist this normal ?

    http://makehaven.org/project/dyi-solar-cell-toothpaste-tea-and-donuts

    hello!

    Very cool and interesting things you are
    doing!

    I would like to ask, what elements are the
    most important for the iodine? Does it need to consist of a high percentage of
    alcohol?

    And the sunscreen could you maybe share the
    same about the consistency of it!

    And i think it would be really nice to know the amperage..
    Thank you!

    Is the liquid iodine just any general iodine that can be purchased from a store?

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    I don't think it can be found in any store, the iodine I used was from an old first aid kit which consists of mostly alcohol. You could probably get that online.

    Hi, I tried to make the solar cell but things didnt really turn out as well as it should have. For your sunscreen what is the breakdown of chemicals in percentage? I bought sunscreen that has TiO2 and ZnO2 in it, not sure if the zinc oxide is affecting it.

    Thanks for your reply.

    Another question I have is the plastic pieces you used conductive? Your description says you used deli meat packaging, but the plastic in the picture seem to be thicker than deli meat packaging.

    Also awesome project, I'm really excited to build this solar cell. Thanks for the ible!

    I was referring to the hard plastic tub that deli meat comes in, it's about as thick as the plastic that milk jugs are made of. I'm not sure if they sell them in that kind of packaging where you live, so I would like to apologise for any confusion. It doesn't need to be from a plastic deli tub just as long as it is clear, flexible, and sturdy. It does not need to be conductive because of the aluminum strips, In Silicon cells these are called fingers. When i made this I wanted to see if making it more like the industrial cells would Increase the power and as it turns out I was right. Thank you for commenting.

    Great instructable.
    One question
    You are using berries, how long will it last?

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    Thank you for your comment, i'm not entirely sure how long it will last, but I do know that if you were to put an epoxy sealant on the edges it would make the cell air tight preventing the decay of the anthosynin dye. Mine is still running strong after a few days, if that tell you anything. I hope I answered your question, please be sure to vote for me, thank you.

    Thanks,
    Blueberries are found plenty where I live, so I am thinking about making a nice array for myself.

    Hi, I am very interested in your project. Is it better to use aluminiumfoil or aluminium from a can ?
    And where can i get the Iodine ?

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    thank you for your comment. Aluminum foil, because an aluminum can isn't pure aluminum, when a can is made they add Al(OH)3 other wise known as Alum powder. The iodine that I got was from an old military first aid kit, but here is a link to a web site that sells the same thing. Please be sure to vote for me, thank you.

    Could you do me a favor? Please hook up a 1k resitor (or 10k or something inbetween) and measure the voltage across it and the current flowing through it. This will give us a rough estimation how much power your cell produces.