For solar power enthusiasts who wish to try electrically driven tools in their yard, Robert Smith’s website and video (video also below) on how to build a solar-powered lawnmower is worth the visit. And by the way, it happens to be remote-controlled!
Read this introductory paragraph first, then enjoy the visit:
Robert Smith has put together a series of videos below that will show you how to create a solar charged remote control electric lawn mower (SCRCELM). The videos below will explain everything you need to know such as what parts to order, how to hook up components, advice, and more. After viewing a video, the video player will automatically take you to the next video in the series. So sit tight, enjoy, and let Robert guide the way.
Smith’s website appears to be relatively comprehensive, providing a series of Google Sketchup tutorials, templates, plus detailed diagrams and programming codes. Unfortunately, there’s not much to find right now in the Q&A section. Regardless, the site looks like a fun place to visit and have a dialogue with Smith.
While critics may regard Smith’s site and similar sites as just an inventor’s potpourri, the more opportunities people have to cultivate the creation of clean energy and sustainable tools, the better off everybody is. Imagine sharing a project like this with a class of young high school science students with an interest in sustainable solutions.
Smith, himself a young man, would be proud.
Photo: Robert Smith
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