A project log for Solar MPPT Charger for 24/7 "IOT" devices

An inexpensive charge controller and 2A 5V power supply designed to supply remote power for devices ranging from Arduino to Pi 3 class.

Dan JulioDan Julio 02/28/2020 at 02:000 Comments

The Crowd Supply boards have [finally] been delivered after various hangups with their distribution partner.  The board is available from tindie as well.  The manufacturing partner is setup so if there is demand I can make more. 

I wish I could say my experience with Crowd Supply had been better.  Birthing this board with them was painful.   I certainly appreciate some of the people there I worked with.  This project is pretty small potatoes for them and I'm sure that with limited staff they had to prioritize and I got the short end of the stick.  I am a typical engineer and not great with the self-promotion and marketing.  My biggest disappointment was that for the additional percentage I gave them I was hoping to have gotten better exposure.

Onwards and upwards.  I still think this is a great little device and I'll continue to try to find places where it helps people.

I also hope anyone who read this set of articles found something helpful in them.