Energy Wk 5: Solar

Assignment:
Measure the power used when the platform running different operations. They will be the basis for an energy budget for your project.

  • So, I ran into issues with using the 6V solar panel, I didn’t have screw terminals nor the right jack on hand.

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  • As an alternative, I decided to solder my own small solar panel into the dc power and ground pins.

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  • Soldering time! This is not my own capacitor so I didn’t want to cut the pins off.

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Helpful resources I stumbled upon as I was figuring this out:

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