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#summerofsolar – coming soon!

Summer Of Solar
The summer of solar is arriving, this summer we’re going to be showcasing and celebrating amazing solar project from YOU. We’ll have example, tutorials and more to get you going, so get ready, the summer of solar is coming!


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1 Comment

  1. Hi great idea and perfect timing as my two daughters have just built a cubby house and want to put in some lights. I was thinking of doing something with Solar. So will follow your projects. If you are looking for ideas;
    1)Simple charging circuit during the day to a battery then having LED lights at night with a motion sensor to turn off or on. Which I can see you have already designed, but not sure what the calculation is for number of lights for a given battery solar cell combination.
    2) Then advance to potentially tracking the solar cell towards the sun via simple stepper motor?

    Cheers.

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