A simple solar powered torch kit for learning to solder and getting started with solar power.(2 Reviews) Designed by The Curious Electric Company (Nottingham, United Kingdom)
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Learn to Solder Solar! This is a very simple soldering kit to build a solar powered torch. The unit has a small solar panel which recharges an ultra-capacitor. There are two LEDs, one white and one...Read More…
This is a very simple soldering kit to build a solar powered torch. The unit has a small solar panel which recharges an ultra-capacitor. There are two LEDs, one white and one red, which are powered by the energy in the ultra-capacitor.
The ultra-capacitor is 0.47F which stores enough charge for around 20 mins of white light, or around 1 hour of red light.
This kit is designed as an introduction to solar power and also soldering.
This kit can also be used as a small power supply for other projects (requiring a 3-5.5V power supply). This could be used for very low power monitoring nodes.
I have run a lot of 'learn to solder' workshops with various groups and age ranges. I am very interested in renewable energy, so wanted a simple kit to get people soldering and thinking about solar to power their products.
This kit contains the following parts:
|SC1||Solar PV Panel||5.5V 30mA PV Module|
|Shipping Rate||First item||Additional items|
Royal Mail: Standard Airmail from UK
Chris | Dec. 19, 2017
Michael | May 14, 2017
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Matt Little from The Curious Electric Company is an electrical and electronic engineer mainly working on renewable energy projects.
He is also a founding member of Nottingham Hackspace in the UK and is interested in helping people make stuff. Every so often there is the need for a device which has not been fulfilled elsewhere. Hence the projects here are a random mixture of things, including LEDs, displays, micro-controller development boards and renewable energy products.