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Make a decorative solar lantern without any soldering. via instructables
Outdoor solar lighting has become extremely popular in the past few years, yet how many people do you know that can explain how it works? Luckily solar is a super simple power source which we can use alongside some simple electrical tricks to make a fun project. This non soldering version is perfect for anyone new to electronics, and is a great project for parents to do with their children.
In this guide I’ll be showing you how to create a simple non-soldering Solar Lantern project that can do the following electrical tricks:
While I will be showing you some really fun laser cut designs which you can freely use, I’ll also be showing you how to do this same project with a $1 Mason Jar. If the $1 Mason Jar is not your style, a hole punched tin can works wonders as does some well cut heavy card stock. (We’ll leave the creativity up to you on this one.)
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.