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Solar Tracker


Entry ID #: 970
Created: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 4:50 PM

Solar Tracker is a simple device to help keep a garden light solar panel facing the sun. The Problem: At home we have some solar lights by our spa pool, we found that when the solar panel doesnt recieve enough light the lights dont turn on at night. we could solve this problem by going outside every hour and making the solar panel face the sun. The Solution: as we are not home all day everyday going out every hour to turn the panel was not a suitable option, instead we decided to use vex to automate the system, using a turntable bearing kit, a motor and a couple of sensors

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