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by cottonpickers
Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: I want one! [Sales threads]
Topic: I do want one!
Replies: 23
Views: 17035

Re: I do want one!

Hi Mak, I've currently stopped making the folding solar panels - mainly due to time commitments (they take a couple weeks to build each one) but also because there are now many more options out there. When I began 2amp solar solutions really didn't exist. Sorry!
by cottonpickers
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Project Discussions
Topic: Solar time-lapse camera
Replies: 8
Views: 23663

Re: Solar time-lapse camera

I can certainly put different ends on any solar solution. I could make up a solar panel with 4xAA holder and a suitable lead to connect to the mopi (but you may as well skip the mopi and just wire it straight to the Pi - so I could put a microusb output lead on it) For AA nimh and a suitable panel y...
by cottonpickers
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Project Discussions
Topic: Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!
Replies: 27
Views: 31224

Re: Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!

They are! - amazingly they are rated at 16 amps (!) but as I put 24awg wire on the port I would not recommend higher than 10amps - still a huge amount of current.
by cottonpickers
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Project Discussions
Topic: Solar time-lapse camera
Replies: 8
Views: 23663

Re: Solar time-lapse camera

Hi, I'm sure you could do this easily - I know others are. My recommendation would be to create a script that runs whenever the pi starts up. The script should simply take one photo and then shut the pi down again. I would then suggest using my timer to start the pi up maybe every hour during daylig...
by cottonpickers
Fri May 22, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: I want one! [Sales threads]
Topic: Which charger to choose for my needs?
Replies: 3
Views: 4663

Re: Which charger to choose for my needs?

Heres them being made up: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/661/COiySQ.jpg and here one complete with the trim http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/835/18gt.jpg I include a cheap nimh charger that will charge AA and AAA slowly (160ma charger) and I include a nice simple (led on / of...
by cottonpickers
Fri May 22, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Project Discussions
Topic: Solar panel question
Replies: 3
Views: 5822

Re: Solar panel question

all my panels are waterproof :-)
by cottonpickers
Fri May 22, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: I want one! [Sales threads]
Topic: FS: Solar Charger & Battery Pack for the Raspberry Pi-Ver 9
Replies: 149
Views: 52517

Re: FS: Solar Charger & Battery Pack for the Raspberry Pi-Ve

Normally you use Solar Panel -> battery

Then Battery --> Timer

and finally...

Timer--> device (pi or similar)

So that the solar charges the batter and gives you lots of power to use later with the timer. Hope this helps?
by cottonpickers
Tue May 12, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: I want one! [Sales threads]
Topic: Which charger to choose for my needs?
Replies: 3
Views: 4663

Re: Which charger to choose for my needs?

Do you mean Solar Charger? (I assume you do) I think the Nicecore is 12v, so normally recommend a tri-fold 1.1amp folder. This will put out 1.1amps at 15V via a car cigar socket which should power the nitecore fine (you can check what the plug supplies) It would also give you 3 x usb ports (one appl...
by cottonpickers
Tue May 12, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Project Discussions
Topic: Solar panel question
Replies: 3
Views: 5822

Re: Solar panel question

Hi, that panel is the same power as the 5.5w one I supply with the nimh solution. it will work fine to double the power but its an expensive way to achieve it. I can happily sell an extra panel for $25 if you prefer (but fine if you go ada route and I think I can add in an adapter to plug in for you...
by cottonpickers
Tue May 12, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: I want one! [Sales threads]
Topic: FS: Solar Charger & Battery Pack for the Raspberry Pi-Ver 9
Replies: 149
Views: 52517

Re: FS: Solar Charger & Battery Pack for the Raspberry Pi-Ve

apologies for the late reply - I can sell one for 9GBP including postage if you are in the UK , otherwise would be 12gbp if you are outside the UK If they are unprotected they will be fine. The box contains the protection circuit already and some of the protected cells are much longer than 65mm due ...

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