DIY Solar Panel Guide

By: Lasse Jespersen While small solar panels are a convenient way of getting power on-the-go, and you can certainly buy them off-the-shelf at an unfair price, a little understanding of their practical setup can go a long way. This DIY solar panel guide will show you how to properly configure your own for a fraction of… Continue reading DIY Solar Panel Guide

A Charger Lightly – How to Make a Battery Charger Part 2

  By: Lasse Jaspersen Once you’ve done the initial build setup from Part 1, now we can move on to completing the battery for the solar tracker here in Part 2. How to Make a Battery Charger   Wiring for Perfboard and PTH-Soldering Pay attention to the schematics – the charger has been divided into… Continue reading A Charger Lightly – How to Make a Battery Charger Part 2

A Charger Lightly – How to Build a Battery Charger Part 1

By: Lasse Jaspersen In this 2-part series on how to build a battery charger for a solar tracker (instructions to follow), you will learn how to: Build a 12V lead-acid battery charger Use an Arduino Nano to control the charging circuit Use perfboard for plated-through-hole (PTH) soldering of a circuit. Mount a circuit on “something”, just… Continue reading A Charger Lightly – How to Build a Battery Charger Part 1