25C3 - 1.4.2.3

25th Chaos Communication Congress
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Schedule
Day Day 1 (2008-12-27)
Room Saal 2
Start time 14:00
Duration 01:00
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ID 2904
Event type lecture
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Language used for presentation en
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Solar-powering your Geek Gear

Alternative and mobile power for all your little toys

This talk will show you how to solar-power your laptop, PDA, cell phone, portable fridge or almost any other small device. Topics discussed include choosing the right solar panel, using (or not using) a voltage regulator, buffering the energy, some real applications as well as instructions on how to build a small and simple device to measure your power and energy savings.

Do you want to use your laptop in the garden or in the park without needing to pull long cords? Need to recharge your cell phone, PDA or camera in the wilderness? Are you just curious about solar energy or just want to keep your drinks cool on a hot summer day? Well, then you should attend this lecture!

Contents of the lecture:

  • Motivation
  • Decide what you want to have powered
  • Choosing the appropriate solar panel
  • Connectors, adapters, plugs
  • The universal Buck/Boost voltage regulator
  • Building your own device to measure voltage, current, power and energy
  • Applications