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Johnny D

Sep 03, 2010, 11:38 pm Last Edit: Sep 03, 2010, 11:40 pm by jdog Reason: 1
What do you think about a Solar shield for Arduino?  Good idea?  Bad idea?  Would anyone actually want one?


I didn't see a "Way too broad of a description" button! :P

What exactly does this "Solar shield" consist of?


Sep 04, 2010, 12:52 am Last Edit: Sep 04, 2010, 12:54 am by AlphaZeta Reason: 1
You mean a solar tracker or a solar shield to power Arduino?


I think that it is a really great idea, especially for those project designed to be outdoor.

For me it could be nice to have one, however, i think that it have a strong limitation. it only it is useful for charge lipo batteries. I use 6 AA 1.2V batteries, so i think that it is not enough to charge them for my project...

Butit is a great idea!!

Johnny D

Sorry, just to clarify:  I mean something that would deliver a 5 to 9 V power, maybe a watt or two watts, that would be connected just like other shields . . . slid on top.  And power your Arduino.

Next time, I WILL put a "way too broad" up there!  Great idea.

Johnny D

Maybe I could make a prototype and put a picture up.  Anyone interested?


Hi jdog

I am holding the solar charger shield from seeed in my hands. I dont want to spoil your development, just thought its relevant.  ;)

Johnny D

I was thinking of something a little different, a full shield.  But the Seed version looks interesting and definitely flexible.

How about this?

We put a quick beta up to see if anyone would be interested here:

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