Intro: How to Make a Solar Powered LED Christmas Tree
Ever been bored enough to try to turn paper back into trees? Want said trees to be powered by sunlight? Make a solar powered origami pine tree!
Step 1: Making the Electronics
First gather the following:
2N 3904 cap
Power storage Capacitor
And solder them together according to the schematic.
Step 2: The Finished Solar System and LED
This is the finished solar powered LED. This will build a charge and light the LED when it is in sunlight.
Step 3: The Origami
In order to make the tree itself, first crease along one diagonal and then fold the sides of the paper into the crease.
Next, preform a pleat fold about halfway down.
Step 5: The Flip
Now, turn the paper over.
Next, fold the bottom flap up, and do a pleat directly over it.
Now, do one rabiit ear fold on each side as shown in the diagram.
Step 8: You're Done! (with the Origami at Least)
Flip it over again, You can decorate it now, but I'd wait for the electronic portion. (oooooooh)
Step 9: You're Really Done!
Just tape the electronics on the back and place in direct light for a REALLY long time.
Enjoy your thingy.