07 Nov '11, 6pm

Hack Your e-Reader To Run on Solar Power

Hack Your e-Reader To Run on Solar Power

Check out this great project from Instructables maker flapke -- it walks you through how to install solar panels into your e-reader, so that your device can run directly off sun power. This hack is definitely for people who feel comfortable messing around with electronics. If you don't have a little experience under your belt then you might want to try this hack on an e-reader you aren't particularly attached to. To accomplish this modification, you'll need: an e-reader (this one used a Kobo but the maker is sure it can work with other devices) solar panels (he recommends 0.44W Si Solar Cell Panel (5.5V 80mA)) A Schottky diode (which was updated to a MAX1555 Li-Ion cell charging IC during modifications) A MAX1551 or MAX1555 IC A SOT23 to DIP breakout board. And a few other small components including a small capacitor, wires, a soldering iron and solder, a dremel and padded...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/hack-your-e-reader-to-r...

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