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Solar Powered Light

Discussion in 'Alternative Energy' started by Callum, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Callum

    Callum New Member

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    Hi,

    I am looking at making a solar powered light so I can see my keyboard in the dark. I would only need to have it turned on for a couple hours a week, so I obviously need a switch. I have three 0.5v solar panels, and a 3v one somewhere.

    I am new to electronics.

    I do not know how I would attach a solar panel to a battery and LEDs without killing anything, so please could I have a little help?

    Thanks,
    ~Callum
     
  2. ericgibbs

    ericgibbs Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    hi,
    Have you seen those small lights powered from the USB port.?:)
     
  3. Callum

    Callum New Member

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    No, I shall have a look :D
     
  4. dave

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  5. ericgibbs

    ericgibbs Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Look here. £2.99 [get someone to buy as an xmas present.:)]

    USB Desktop Lamp, USB Lamp, USB Desktop Light, USB Desktop Lamp/Light - Techfocus
     
  6. Callum

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    Thanks, I shall :D
     

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