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March 2015 Build Night with Brown Dog Gadgets Answered


Deadline to sign up: Friday, February 6. Accepted spaces will be notified by Monday, February 9th. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space.

We are partnering with Brown Dog Gadgets, maker of DIY kits and products, for our March 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following:
  1. Host a Build Night: pick a time in March to host a project build night using the Brown Dog Gadgets solar panel . You can host multiple build nights during March to work on your projects.
  2. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the solar panels. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights.
  3. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage.

REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace.


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gmendez3 (author)2015-04-14

Here two of the projects we created at the Hacedores Makerspace https://www.instructables.com/id/Morral-Solar/ and https://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Amp-Amplificador-solar/, we tried them the other day and it worked just fine!

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EurekaFactory (author)gmendez32015-04-19

Love the Morral Solar! Muy Bueno!

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EurekaFactory (author)2015-04-19

Got our first two Brown Dog Gadgets build night mods online:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Brown-Dog-Gadgets-... and


Basically simple enhancements to a simple and elegant device that does its job well! We held our Solar Charger Build Night (for day use!) during the Land O'Lakes Library Makerspace Open House in March, where they were introducing the general public to their new makerspace we're helping them design and build. It was fun!

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ilpug (author)2015-02-03

Not to be that guy, but how effective can a build NIGHT be, based around solar power? Seems to be a definite lack of solar power at night.

Pardon my inanity, I look forward to the awesome results of these builds, happy making!

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Carleyy (author)ilpug2015-02-03

Good questions! Despite the name, the events don't actually have to happen at night. If the event does happen at night, people can build a project at night and test in the morning.

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BrownDogGadgets (author)2015-02-03

They're just the 5W Folding Panel. Nothing else.

In good to decent sunlight they give out 5V at 1A of power via a standard USB port.

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Thanks! That helps. It's an exciting Build Night, nonetheless, but I wanted to make an informed decision here.

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smalltortoise (author)2015-02-02

Sorry to be picky but I want to understand.. are these the ones with lithium power banks? 10,000 mAh waterproof?

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