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Solar PV tracker that can be built by kids Answered

I am looking for instructions for a group of 12 year olds to use to build a small device that is capable of tracking a light source the way that solar PV panels can be made to do. Only one of the kids has (minimal) robotics experience, so this would have to be a very entry-level project. There are some great projects on this site but they are way beyond our capabilities. Any help would be appreciated!

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gtoal

6 years ago

Maybe they could tie a small solar panel to a sunflower :-) (you'd need a garden full of them...)

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steveastrouk

6 years ago

Do you want to ACTIVELY track the sun, or make a mount that points to it ?

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Codys Momsteveastrouk

Answer 6 years ago

They want to actively track a light source. Their skit is connecting heliotropism in plants to increased efficiency of solar panels that can mimic heliotropism. Thanks!

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lemonie

6 years ago

It's difficult, give them something else to do like making sundials.

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Codys Momlemonie

Answer 6 years ago

This is a key component of something bigger that they're working on.