The MonkMakes Solar Experimenters Kit for the BBC micro:bit (not included) is a project kit that allows you to experiment with harvesting energy from the sun and other light sources. It consists of a solar panel to harvest the energy, a solar store that stores the harvested energy, and a low energy light bulb and a motor that can be driven with the energy that you harvest.
There are three projects that introduce energy harvesting without the micro:bit, followed by 3 larger projects that use the micro:bit as an intelligent controller. The micro:bit monitors and manages the charging and discharging of the solar store.
With this project kit, you will learn all about how tiny amounts of energy can be harvested from the sun and stored for later use, using a practical and experiment-led approach.
Let's save the planet, one micro:bit at a time! Be sure to check out other great kits and products by MonkMakes.
- 1x 10V Solar Panel
- 1x Solar store board
- 1x 3V LED bulb
- 10x Alligator clips leads
- 1x Small motor with fan
- 1x A5 instruction booklet