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February 17, 2015 AT 4:00 am

Make A Simple Solar Lantern #SolarPower

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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:

Solar Charging

Dark Detecting

Voltage Boosting

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.)

Full tutorial


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