Author Archives: Futurologist

Solar Piston Under Test

I have the latest Solar Piston design running in an arduino compatible circuit that also has a WiFi module (RN-171), temp sensor (TCN75A), and a light sensor (APDS-9301). The arduino sketch updates every 5 min (supposedly) to my pachube feed. … Continue reading

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Power Control

The prototype Solarduino has been under test for the last week. It’s gathering data on itself: Battery Voltage, Temp, Time, Ambient Light. It’s been consistently overcast here in Brooklyn, and the Solar Piston circuit has been good about maintaining battery … Continue reading

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Free Stuff!

There’s a link in the header above to download design files and datasheets. Testing is going well. I will be adding the firmware link soon. Cheers!

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Solarduino V2

Welcome Spring, I got the SoarDuino V2 board populated yesterday, and tested the Solar Piston portion of the circuit. Works charmingly. This is the top of the board. I used the ProtoMat S62 at Parsons to cut this board. One … Continue reading

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Solar Piston V2

It’s the Year of the Rabbit. Someone needs to make a Rabbit Robot! The updated design for the Solar Piston LiIon Battery Charger is here! What’s Happening? This circuit will safely charge a LiIon battery from a PV solar panel, … Continue reading

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Open Source

This site will be the home of SolArduino documentation and tutorials. SolArduino is an open hardware initiative lead by Joel Murphy, Artist, Engineer, Citizen.

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