Brand: Brown Dog Gadgets
Product Code: 1221504
Create your own computer controller dual axis solartracker in under an hour, using only a screw driver.
The sun is awesome, and so is solar electric powergeneration. Unfortunately for solar panels, the sun moves. Tocounter this you can make a tracker that follows the sun and allows for evengreater energy production. This is accomplished by using two microservos, four sensors, an Arduino Uno, custom laser cut wood, and a whole lot ofscrews. By popular request the Dual Axis Solar Tracker was designed to benon-soldering, and all you will need are some screw drivers and a wirestripper.
The Dual Axis Solar Tracker also comes with a very handysolar cell and voltmeter to gather solar data for use in projects andexperiments.
How hard is it? Check out the step by stepinstructions or video build guide below to judge for yourself!
â¢Build time: 45 to 60 minutes
â¢ Suitable for Grades: 8 and up
â¢ Ages: 12 and up
â¢Arduino Uno and USB Cable
â¢ Arduino Sensor Shield
â¢ 2x Metal Gear Servos (9g)
â¢ 1x 5-Port Terminal Block
â¢ 1x 4-Port Terminal Block
â¢ 4x 10K Ohm Resistors
â¢ 4x Light Detecting Resistors
â¢ 4x JST Socket Connector Cables
â¢ Jumper Wires
â¢ 5.5V Solar Cell
â¢ LED Volt Meter
Tools Needed:â¢ Wire Stripper / Cutter