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Build Your Own Solar Charging Handbag #WearableWednesday

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This week’s wearable project is a solar charging handbag! Combining our solar LiPoly charger with the gadget charging MintyBoost kit, we’re able to make a solar lipoly MintyBoost attached to your favorite tote or backpack! Check out the video on YouTube (please subscribe) or Vimeo, and then follow the complete tutorial on the Adafruit Learning System to build your own.

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