In the past, we’ve conquered interesting projects that used solar power for energy. From diving submarines, to drawing robots we’ve made a lot of fun things driven by sustainable power. However our next installment delves a bit deeper into the fundamental elements of creating solar power, with the emphasis on making solar cells ourselves! That’s right, we’ll be getting our hands dirty actually manufacturing cells that you can take home and then use on any other experiment that you want to tackle. There is a key skill in knowing how to make things, and if you refine that skill into a form that empowers you to provide the actual energy to make your projects stir to life, then you would be nigh unstoppable! (insert maniacal laughter here)
Each participant of the Summer Solar Workshop will receive a kit of materials including:
– A 3.5″x5.5″ ~6V, bare solar cell (spares available in case of accident, they are a bit fiddly)
– Wiring and necessary assembly components.
– Instruction on the history of solar energy
– Guided build session
This workshop is great for ages 8 and up, and will be held on April 12, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm
The cost of this workshop is $34.99, including materials, and in case you would like to make multiples, the kits to make extra cells are $15. Please register via this link, spots are sure to fill up quick!