Archive for December, 2009
Holiday Sun Jar
This is a detailed instructional post so you can make yourself a Holiday Sun Jar, which will bottle the sun and use it’s energy as a natural “green” nightlight.
A “Holiday Sun Jar” is just a Ball Mason glass jar painted with a holiday scene and the guts of a cheap solar powered walkway light affixed to the underside of the lid. The solar panel charges the battery during the day and at night the sun jar puts out a soft glowing light for about 8 hours. This was a very fun family project and makes for a great gift for Christmas or any other occasion, just pick an appropriate scene.
If you’re new to electronics or just never really grasped decibel units (dB’s) you MUST watch this GREAT tutorial posted at the EEVblog .