Off Grid Solar Charging Battery Pack #FromTheForums #4H #Solar

tinkerks in the Adafruit Forums posts questions as their son builds a solar charger as a 4H project.

My son (age 10) wanted to build a renewably charged battery pack project for a 4H project and he’s having trouble with the Solar cell not charging the battery/powerboost1000 board, even when in very bright, full sun. Here is what he has and how it’s connected. Once working, he will cut and solder the conversion wiring to remove some of the converter cables and secure inside a box with some panel mount connectors.

With a bit of help from Adafruit customer support:

Following through on posting the final product. My son was awarded the 4H Grand Champion in his group for his project. He wanted to say thanks to all who helped.

Congratulations!!

See this forum post for all the details and pictures.


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