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March 29, 2014 AT 1:00 am

Building the SOLARbot: A 18 month journey as a Maker #ArduinoD14

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SOLARbot, shared on Polyideas.com.

As a quick introduction, this is a project to build an open-source 2-axis solar tracker, named the Solar Outdoor Lightweight Adjustable Robot, or SOLARbot.  The goal is to maximize the efficiency and portability of a single large solar panel to make it portable for use in emergencies, developing countries, or even camping.  I’ve listed out several different aspects of the build below….

Github is where you will find all of my plans and wiring schematics, etc. Code optimization and fixes are always welcome!

Adafruit Forums – These forums have been an excellent source of support- if you are experimenting with the Adafruit GPS module, I encourage you to check out their learning page and the support forums for that device. They have many different subforums for all their products.

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