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Authors Sara Reiner
Completed 2013
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Export to Open Know How Manifest
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Type Project
Keywords 3D printing, emergency light, osat, solar charger, photovolatics, plastic, battery
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG07 Affordable and clean energy
SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
Authors Sara Reiner
Kathy Nativi
Published 2013
License CC BY-SA 3.0
Affiliations MTU
Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab
Language English (en)
Page views 629


This is a solar charger or an emergency light. The case design is open source and can be fabricated on an open source 3-D printer.[1]

It runs on a 6660 mAh battery. The unit mAh measures the battery's capacity and 6660 represents the battery's ability to deliver 6.6 amps per hour. Amps, is the abbreviation for amperes, that means it gauges the amount of electrons that passes through a given point. In other words, this battery will be able to provide 24 hours of light source to a given object or space, or multiple phone charges. To maximize the charging of this device using solar energy, or photovoltaic methods, the angle of the solar panels can be modified.

This type of technology can be classified as an Open Source Appropriate Technology (OSAT). It is available for any user to view or edit,[1]and it is a technique that is easy and economically used from readily available materials indigenous to local communities to meet their needs.

Applications[edit | edit source]

There are many ways the solar charger can be used. Some are mentioned below:

  1. Charging various electronic devices such as phones, iPods, or cameras
  2. This solar charger is very portable (200mm/20cm in length)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

STL format refers to standard tessellation language. It describes the surface geometry without any color or texture specifications to the 3-D printer before printing.

Discussion[edit | edit source]

This solar charger has already been tested and is successful.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thingiverse - The Solar Charger/Emergency Light [1]