Our friends at PlayWell Tek are offering more summer programs for young engineers and this year, one of the projects includes a solar powered lego tank. The tank uses our 2 Watt Solar panel and we think it is pretty …

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Another day, another proprietary charging cable. The new Vaio Flip 13 and Tap 11 cables look like this: Since there are no third party adapters for this plug yet, a customer of ours figured out an elegant way to use …

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Let’s get right to it. In November we decided to use solar power to monitor a new condo development across the street from our office. Some of us wanted to see what goes into building condos that are about a …

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We’ve got ways to mount solar panels, zip ties, suction cups and with handlebar mounts and now we’re exploring magnets. We see this as being useful for attaching panels to a tin-corrugated roof or on top of something like a …

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When a customer pointed us to this USB 5V to 15V boost circuit on eBay as a way to charge our V60 laptop battery, we were a bit skeptical whether it would really work. We received it in the mail …

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People in Boston have a new way to keep their phones charged. The seat-e doubles as a bench and a phone charging station. It also uses Voltaic’s 3.4 Watt solar panels and our V39 USB battery. The seat-e was recently …

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A friend of Voltaic asked us to build him an 18 Watt solar charger kit to keep his V60 laptop battery charged up in the field. We took the two pieces of webbing from our Fuse 4 W strap set, …

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Our 6th Solar Power My Project Winner built a home lawn irrigation system controlled by an Arduino inside the house. TJ Hunter is using our 2 Watt Panel and our V15 Battery in Always On mode to power the lawn …

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If you are looking to charge devices or a Voltaic battery from a solar panel positioned far away from your device, you need to think about the gauge (thickness) of the wire you use to transfer the power. The issue …

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We don’t have this problem in the city, but given the number of entries on this topic, we realized that it was an issue for many of you. Our fifth winner of our Solar Power My Project Contest is going …

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