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Solar Tracker

Are you interested in maximizing the energy generated by your solar panels? Track the sun using servos and an Ambient Light Sensor!

IntermediateFull instructions provided2 hours303

Things used in this project

Hardware components

TinyZero
TinyCircuits TinyZero
×1
TinyShield Ambient Light Sensor
TinyCircuits TinyShield Ambient Light Sensor
×1
Servo TinyShield
TinyCircuits Servo TinyShield
×1
Lithium Ion Polymer Battery
TinyCircuits Lithium Ion Polymer Battery
×1
SG90 Servos
×2
Micro USB cable
TinyCircuits Micro USB cable
×1
3 Pin JST-SH Pigtail 100mm
TinyCircuits 3 Pin JST-SH Pigtail 100mm
×1
5 Volt Solar Panels
We used 3, and we recommend using 6+ if you plan on charging the battery.
×3
1N5817 Schottky Diode
Prevents battery discharge into the batteries
×1
Block of wood
This project used a triangle with dimensions 12in x 9in
×1
Wire
Used for hookups
×1
Wooden Screw 2.5in or longer
×5

Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE
Solar Tracker Program
.STL files for 3D printing the tracker

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
Multimeter
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)

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Custom parts and enclosures

Thingiverse

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:708819

Credits

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