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Solarcharger
Here’s a pretty simple DIY solar iPod charger from “M”@ yosemiteoutside.com“I looked everywhere for a lightweight solar iPod charger. Nothing fancy, just something I could attach to the top of my backpack. I couldn’t find one anywhere, I couldn’t even find instructions on how to build one. So, I set about building one for myself. As this was all about getting very light materials, this set-up is very simple but the charger has no protection from branches, rain, or marmots. Also, understand that I am not an engineer. I have attempted to safely mimmic the power from a USB connections. Namely, 5VDC and less than 500mA. But, this could destroy your iPod, create a rift in space-time or bring about the end of the world. It’s your call, baby. I’m just saying this is how I did it.” [via] – Link.

Related iPod charing:

  • Hand powered iPod Shuffle – Link.
  • HOW TO – Make an iPod charger for your bicycle! – Link.
  • HOW TO – Make a dual iPod charger – Link.
  • Every freaking way to charge an iPod – Link.
  • HOW TO – Make a portable USB charger – Link.
  • iPod Archives – Link.

New in the MAKE store:

  • Make your own iPod battery-pack and recharger! – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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