Published on March 14th, 2014 | by Derek Markham1
A Solar Charger For AA Devices
While there are a number of solar chargers and solar gadgets already on the market, sometimes you just want to convert a device to be solar powered.
But unless you’ve got some technical skills and know exactly what materials you’ll need, turning a battery-powered device into one that’s powered by the sun isn’t nearly as simple as it could be. Until now.
Sparkle Labs, which features products that have a blend of art, craft, and science, and that give people a chance to access and experiment with new technologies, will soon be offering a Solar Hacking Kit that can make converting battery-operated devices into solar-powered ones much easier.
The SunMod kit, which includes a 4.8V flexible solar cell with pre-soldered metal connectors, can take any device powered by AA or AAA batteries and turn it into one that uses the sun’s rays. It can be used to convert a variety of different devices, including children’s toys, remote controls, portable speakers, computer mice, and more, making it easy and fun to get started with solar energy projects.
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