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Solar powered arduino on the back of a playing card. ++ A playing card. ++ Copper tape (single-sided adhesive): This is easy to find at most hardware or electronics shops. ++ 8 to 11 solettes: these are small pieces of monocrystalline or polycrystalline PV silicon that are typically hidden under an epoxy blob in off-the-shelf panels.

Solar powered arduino on the back of a playing card

You need the raw stuff for this instructable -- this will give you the flexibility to power any arduino with varying current demands for different projects. You can get this key material here for now: But there will be a kit on Kickstarter that makes these readily available soon. Solar Pocket Factory. Solar powered arduino on the back of a playing card -Use Arduino for Projects. Here’s a six word tragedy: My arduino needs four AA batteries.

Solar powered arduino on the back of a playing card -Use Arduino for Projects

LiPo USB Charger Hookup Guide - Introduction We love LiPo batteries!

LiPo USB Charger Hookup Guide -

They pack a walloping, power-supplying punch in a tiny, flat package. And, they’re incredibly easy to recharge, when that time comes. If you’re looking to make your project mobile and easily rechargeable, we can’t recommend this pairing enough: an 850 mAh LiPo battery and an embeddable USB LiPo charger. This tutorial will explain how to use the USB LiPo Charger with any of our single-cell LiPo batteries. Required Materials USB LiPo ChargerA single-cell LiPo battery The charger can be made to work with batteries of any capacity, including 40mAh, 110mAh, 400mAh, 850mAh, 1000mAh, 2000mAh, and the 6000mAh fatpack.A 5V power source, options include: A computer USB port with attached mini-B USB cableA USB Wall Adapter and mini-B cableA 5V Wallwart Supply Suggested Reading.

Simple Solar Circuits. Simple Solar Circuits: How to get started adding solar power to your small electronics projects.

Simple Solar Circuits

Use the sun to power small solar and battery powered night lights, garden lights, and decorations for halloween. The first part of a solar circuit is… a device for collecting sunlight. Portable Solar USB Charger. -- Solar Panel; recommended max power output less than 6 W. -- 1N914 or similar diode This protects the solar panel by allowing current to flow only from the panel to the batteries (aka prevents discharge from the batteries onto the solar panel).

Portable Solar USB Charger

If you choose to use a similar diode, be sure it works w/ the given solar panel specs (voltage/current output). -- USB car charger -- Rechargeable 9 V battery* Use two if you want to charge an Apple product. *Why a 9 V battery? USB Power Adapter/Charger by Robogaia Industries , LLC. The Project Power your USB devices like Phones, Raspberry Pi, Arduinos from a multitude of power sources like solar arays, cars, boats, batteries.

USB Power Adapter/Charger by Robogaia Industries , LLC

Just plug in and use without any hassle. We provide 2 versions of the USB adapter that look the same have the same parts except one that has a different series. The Basic Unit outputs 5 volts at 500 mA while having a huge range of voltage input from 7 to 28 volts.The Extended Version Unit outputs 5 volts at 1000 mA while the input range is from 8 to 42 volts. Since the unit works with both DC and AC, it has natural input protection for reversing polarity. The output USB plug needs an USB cable to be connected and used to power your device.There is no need for any software to install. The story behind the project We did a lot of work with Raspberry Pi boards.

The Prototype The main idea of the product was to have a nice design and the least amount of cables. The World's Thinnest Portable Mobile Charger by Jackery. We kept hearing from smartphone and tablet users that they wanted a portable battery small enough to fit in their pockets but was also powerful, and could match with sleek good looks of their mobile devices.

The World's Thinnest Portable Mobile Charger by Jackery

We listened to consumers and made the Jackery Air, the first premium, ultra-thin, lightweight, and mobile portable charger. Jackery Air is the thinnest portable charger for mobile devices in the world. It has the most elegant and visually appealing design and features up to 5 days of extra operational time. It is crafted from the same aluminum molding process used by Apple, made with the highest quality battery cells available today, and features advanced power lock technology that will hold its charge for 6 months when not in use. The Jackery Air stands out from other products because it’s elegant, ultra-thin, powerful, and fast-charging. You simply plug in your device's USB cable into the Jackery Air and press the top button to start charging.

ChargeAll - World's Smallest Portable Power Outlet. Introducing ChargeAll Power up anything, anywhere, anytime!

ChargeAll - World's Smallest Portable Power Outlet

The first portable battery pack with an AC wall plug outlet for your cell phone, laptop and more. Have you ever wished you could take the wall outlet on the go? ChargeAll gives you the power to do things you never thought possible; power up and charge your cell phones, tablets, digital cameras, fans, curling irons or desk lights! Yep, you read that right, curling irons! Press the share button right below our video and send it to all your friends and family. Wherever you go, so should your portable power outlet. Millions of devices. This battery pack is 5.95 x 3.7 x 1 in. and contains enough power to charge your phone for an entire week or fully charge your laptop multiple times. Choose your size.