• Build a solar powered light
• Complete with storage cell and solar panel to create a garden light
• Simple to solder with 18 parts
• Produces its own power
• Designed and manufactured in the UK by KitronikHow does the solar light operate?
Solder a garden light (manufactures code 1034) that switches on when it gets dark. The solar cell fills the included solar AA battery with power from the sun, and as darkness falls the light turns on with a white glow. The solar cell is waterproof as it has been resin encapsulated, but the rest of the kit requires a waterproof enclosure (not included) to be left outdoors.
What can I learn from this kit?
This kit is a great way to learn about sustainable energy sources, as it gives you a look at all the components that make up a solar light. Learn to solder resistors, capacitors, LEDs, inductors and diodes, and see how they connect into a working circuit. This kit requires soldering and may require wire cutters and wire strippers.
Is this kit easy to solder?
This kit is great for beginners as it is easy to solder. Once you’ve built your kit you can fit it inside a waterproof enclosure (not included) to protect it outside. This kit is shaped to fit inside an old jar but there are many other containers that you could use to great effect.