M8 - Solar Charger

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  • $ 45

Help Captain Arghuino power his ship with solar panels.  This module comes with a solar charger kit (a partnership with Brown Dog Gadgets) and rechargeable batteries.  Learn how solar panels work, how much power they generate and build a cool charger for your phone or other devices.

Content:  The Brown Dog Gadget Solar Kit (a $40 value) including a solar panel, rechargeable batteries, wood enclosure.

Module Goals:

  • Learn about solar energy and measure its power output
  • Hands-on building of the solar charger
  • Code challenges

Pre-requisite: Module 0 or an Arduino board with prototype shield.