Thanks so much to Donald for sending this in! Donald writes:
We just posted this simple DIY rechargeable LED nightlight tutorial on our blog. When my communications department asked me to help them with the electronics, I suggested that they use exclusively Adafruit parts because I just love you folks 🙂 So that’s what they did, and I thought you might like to cross-post it on your blog because it’s a simple + nice project.
Adafruit Micro Lipo w/MicroUSB Jack – USB LiIon/LiPoly charger – v1: Oh so handy, this little lipo charger is so small and easy to use you can keep it on your desk or mount it easily into any project! Simply plug it via any MicroUSB cable into a USB port and a 3.7V/4.2V lithium polymer or lithium ion rechargeable battery into the JST plug on the other end. There are two LEDs – one red and one green. While charging, the red LED is lit. When the battery is fully charged and ready for use, the green LED turns on. Seriously, it could not get more easy. (read more)
Lithium Ion Polymer Battery – 3.7v 150mAh: Lithium ion polymer (also known as ‘lipo’ or ‘lipoly’) batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery has a capacity of 150mAh for a total of about 0.6 Wh. (read more)
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