Going Solar

A project log for Watchdog Security Camera Robot

Solar charges, Open build, affordable, watch and report or community presence robot.

josh-starnesJosh Starnes 07/14/2018 at 21:030 Comments

These are 1.5 watt solar panels ,  and I have two for daytime charging. Much better than having to unplug the batteries to bring them in all day to charge then carrying them back out, very practical.

I picked up a couple solar panels to use in charging during the day. Watchdog is low power during the day and shouldn't take much to charge the batteries. 18 watts charge the batteries up from a night of use after about 3-4 hours. So solar charging is within the realm of practically achievable.