Posted in design and architecture, Solar and Alternative Energy

Solar Handbag

Courtesy of MakeZine, which came to them via ReadyMade (the Internet is a giant circle):

You can convert any bag into a solar charger for your gadgets.
(Please note, this design is a bit underpowered compared to the usual Voltaic bags which have three 1.3 Watt panels so charge times will be proportionately slower).

All you need is the following:

Step 1: Parts and Tools
1-3 1.3 Watt Panels ($30-$90)
1 Circuit Box Set ($3)
1 JetPack Battery Set ($75)
1 used/salvaged handbag, preferably with a flat front
Sharp knife
Super glue
Needles & thread

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.