Introduction: DIY 5V USB Portable Solar Power Charger
In this episode of DIY or Buy I will have a closer look at a commercial 5V USB portable solar power charger. After measuring its output power and pretty much "short reviewing" the product, I will try to make my own DIY version that should cost around the same while outputting more power! Let's get started!
Step 1: Watch the Video!
Make sure to watch the video! It will give you all the information you need to create your own solar power charger. I will present you some additional information during the next steps though.
Step 2: Order Your Components!
Here you can find a parts list with example seller (affiliate links):
Solar Cell: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dUOfklv
Tapping Wire: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_d6VRGYP
Buck/Boost Converter: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dXWqLTh
Epoxy Resin: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dSrlysP
Step 3: 3D Print the Frame!
Here you can find the .stl file for the frame. 3D print it 10 times!
Step 4: Do the Resin Encapsulating and Wiring!
This is pretty straightforward. Just do it the same way as I showed it in the video.
Step 5: Success!
You did it! You just made your own 5V USB solar power charger!
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