Solar Electrical Experiments

I finally jumped on the band-wagon and got a pair of solar panels. So, now that we’ve got access to free, and virtually unlimited amounts of electricity, let’s hook them up and experiment, with some of the things they can do. To start this project, I got a couple of 100-watt solar panels from verengosolar.com. […]

#140 IKEA Tradfri IOT Smart Lighting System Hack

Grüezi YouTubers. Here is the guy with the Swiss accent. With a new episode around sensors and microcontrollers. Lately, IKEA jumped on the IOT bandwagon and released a new line. It is called TRÅDFRI smart lightning, and is a direct competitor to Philips hue. Tradfri is Danish and means “wire-free” This line consists of controllers, […]

#142 Solar Power for the ESP8266, Arduino, etc.

Grüezi YouTubers. Here is the guy with the Swiss accent. With a new episode around sensors and microcontrollers. We all have our gadgets, and all of them need some electricity. Usually, we use batteries or a power supply. Today I will start a small project to use solar energy to power our devices during the […]

Burning Stuff With 2000ºF Solar Power!!

In a previous project I found a free tv and turned it into a giant solar scorcher. This shoots out a deadly beam of sunlight, that’s hot enough to abuse food, melt metal and burn things you probably shouldn’t. Today seemed like a good day to play with my Solar Scorcher. I positioned my frame […]

How to get 2000ºF Solar Power

If a small magnifying glass will burn things with sunlight, how much power could you get from a lens as big as you? In this project we’re hacking open a rear projection TV, because that’s where you can find one of these amazing solar scorchers, for free. To get started, the first thing I’m gonna […]

Cheap 5V solar panel power test

In this video we go to test this cheap Chinese solar panel. Item size is 26 x 14 cm Weight is only 102 g and it’s very thin (about 1 mm) Panel contains voltage regulator which output should be 5V Maximal output current shoud be 1,2 A Let’s test the voltage Open-circuit voltage is 5.06 […]