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About Me Avid Backpacker, MYOG Amateur, and adventure seeker!
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My PDF Gear ListGrand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim Nov 2012

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Re: Re: More Solar Panel Tests
George, Sound like you're having fun! Wish I could see the current draw and output 5VDC waveforms you were getting! Yea, An iPad or 1A phone would likely need a 8-10W panel in my estimation to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 19, 8:59am

New flexible solar panel options...
Just found another company that makes the flexible panel. can't find too much data on them, but I see a 5W panel for 3.7 oz! I sent them a note asking for more detail on just their new panels. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 15, 8:56am

Solar Panel Provides 6 days of Iphone Fun in Grand Canyon!
So here's the skinny on how the whole setup worked in the Canyon! Good to Great! The sun is fairly low this time of year, and I found that I had between about 9AM and 3PM where I had enough...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 15, 8:02am

Re: Board Oscillation -- Anyone else seen this?
George! Sorry for the delayed response, just got back from the Grand Canyon on Saturday night! So the easy answer is...your problem is a feature! I'm sure that's real helpful right... ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 12, 5:31am

Extra Boards Done and Tested!
Just wanted to update on my progress. I got the last parts for the boards this week, and despite the power outage from the storm I was able to finish all of the boards! Unfortunately, I was ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
November 01, 1:00pm

Re: Strong Volt Solar Panel Power Test
Side by side picture please :) That sounds great! So curious how far you can strip it down! Got the last parts for my boards today. Hope to get two done tomorrow! Yours is one of them!

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
October 27, 6:23pm

Lightweight backing
With the high cost of carbon fiber (I love McMaster Carr though), I wonder if fiberglass would be sufficient for that purpose but save serious weight? You'd still have to probably store on the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
October 25, 5:53am

Re: Strong Volt Solar Panel
George, Keep us posted! Sounds interesting. I'm assuming this in NOT flexible, and the panels are susceptible to damage in a backpack? can't beat it for the price. interested to know how li...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
October 24, 8:11am

Re: Case Material
It looks like PG-12 is NOT UV resistant. Not the best material for a Solar Panel Controller :) I have a few options in polymide and ABS plastic that are much more durable for real-world use. App...

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
October 22, 10:25am

Case Material
I'm looking at their PG12. It seems durable, cheap, and good detail. They have alot of options though! http://i.materialise.com/materials

In Make Your Own Gear » Project: 4oz 1A USB Charger
October 19, 9:44am

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