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.
Bill of materials:
- USB/DC/Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger kit
- MintyBoost kit
- Altoids mints sized tin
- A large solar panel or a medium solar panel
- A large lithium polymer battery or a smaller one
- 3.1mm DC Barrel Plug
- Double sided tape
- Adhesive Velcro tape
- A sturdy handbag or backpack
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 projects, tutorials and more to get you going, so get ready, the summer of solar is coming!
USB / DC / Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger – v2, NEW AND UPDATED! Make your projects to go green this summer with our specialized USB/Solar Lithium Ion Polymer Battery charger! This charger is a very unique design, perfect for outdoor projects, or DIY iPod chargers. We’ve spent over a year testing and tinkering with this charger to come up with a plug and play solution to charging batteries with the sun and we’re really pleased with what we ended up with.
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