Thursday, 16 February 2017

Simple Folding Portable Solar Panel DIY

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Battery capacity for action cameras and handycams are woefully inadequate in order to keep camera dimensions and weight to a minimum, understandable. I carry spares but even then the 1.2hr per battery limit was still constrictive. So I made this solar panel supply to do top-ups while out cycling the countryside.

After a few rides I reinstalled the solar panels using epoxy adhesive, the hot glue wasn't good enough.

Sony HDR CX-405 Stabilization Test

[ ----- Play Video ----- ] I've been meaning to do this a long time ago. Cheapest camera in this range and the first to have the i...