OH Photovoltaic Charger

nebajoth nebajoth at gmail.com
Sun Jul 18 10:22:05 EDT 2010

I'm sure the problem of how to get sunlight into USB has been solved 
many times by the cellphone crowd.  I'd be shocked if something like 
this didn't exist over in the openmoko community.  But I also want this. :P

On 7/18/2010 5:55 AM, Marco Castorina wrote:
> Hi all,
>   it's nice to see such an active and proposing community,
> I think that what will bring this project further is the open-
> discussion that wouldn't be possible in a "classic" company.
> I have something to propose as well: what I really miss
> for my laptop is a photovoltaic charger that would allow
> me to use it in parks or open air in general (my laptop's
> battery lasts only two hours). This is not a problem with
> the Ben, as, from what I read, it lasts one day no problem.
> But what about those places around the world that doesn't
> have easy access to electricity (both developing countries
> and remote regions such as mountains)? I thought then
> that an Open Hardware photovoltaic charger could do the
> job, making the NN more eco-friendly and allowing almost
> everyone on earth to use it.
> Just my two cents.
>   --
> Marco
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