Introduction: Light Detector Solar Panel With Arduino

This is a project for those who use solar panels and want to increase the efficiency of them.

This project is a scaled down version of what can be achieved with bigger solar panels.

Step 1: Items You Will Need

Step 2: Attach the Motor to the Stand

Step 3: Place the Sensors on the Corners of the Stand

Step 4: Wiring Up the Arduino

I used 10k ohm resistors.

Arduino code for this project :

Bellow you can find a tutorial on how to control a stepper motor with an Arduino :

Step 5: Starting It Up

When you start it up the arduino will think that it is on the position 0, for this reason always position the solar panel accordingly.

Step 6: Final Thoughts

This idea can increase the efficiency of a solar panel so it is a good idea for those who live in a house

Arduino Contest 2017

Participated in the
Arduino Contest 2017