In this project I will show you how to create a solar tracker which like the name implies can follow the movement of the sun throughout the day. And at the end I will show you the energy harvest difference between a solar tracker mounted solar panel and a flat mounted solar panel. Let's get started!
Step 1: Watch the Video!
The video gives you all mandatory information about the solar tracker. During the next steps though I will give you some additional information.
Step 2: Order Your Components!
Here you can find a parts list with example seller:
1x Arduino Nano: https://amzn.to/2MCkpI2
2x SG90 Servo: https://amzn.to/2lJDT24
4x Photoresistor: https://amzn.to/2tHYY1a
4x 1kohm Resistor: https://amzn.to/2KjGBds
1x Arduino Nano: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...
2x SG90 Servo: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...
4x Photoresistor: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...
4x 1kohm Resistor: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...
1x Arduino Nano: https://amzn.to/2KDRt5r
2x SG90 Servo: https://amzn.to/2lHKJoG
4x Photoresistor: https://amzn.to/2Kz7Gpb
4x 1kohm Resistor: https://amzn.to/2lIp1kD
Step 3: 3D Print the Solar Tracker Parts!
Here you can find the utilized model on thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:708819
And here you can also download the remaining part that I created by myself.
Step 4: Create the Circuit and Upload the Code!
Here you can find the schematic and code for the project. Feel free to use it to create your own solar tracker.
Step 5: Success!
You did it! You just created your own Solar Tracker!
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