Teach any child or student the power of solar energy by building a USB solar charger! The finished charger is capable of charging small electronic devices. Two rechargeable AA batteries, that when soldered to the solar panel, create a charging circuit that allows solar energy to be stored in the batteries. A Baltic Birch enclosure houses all of the internal parts and is held together by screws. We recommend painting or staining your enclosure to add a personal touch to it.
Note: Additional USB Cable not needed. It's an option in case you need one. When in doubt use the USB cable that came with your gadget.
Build time: 30 to 60 minutes
Suitable for: grades 8+
Requires basic soldering knowledge
- USB Charging Circuit - Works with all iPhone and iPod models, as well as most other phones and USB gadgets.
- 6V 80mA Solar Cell
- 3 AA Holder
- 3 Rechargeable AA Batteries @ 2600mAh
- Toggle Switch
- Laser Cut Enclosure w/ Screws
- Soldering Iron
- Double-sided Foam Mounting Tape
- Wire Stripper or Cutter
- Hot Glue Gun
|Exciting||Exciting products require a little more effort, for more pay off!|
|Public||Less than $50.|