OH Photovoltaic Charger
marco.castorina at yahoo.it
Tue Jul 20 04:27:02 EDT 2010
This is is really interesting indeed. Unfortunately it's been a while
since I last programmed a micro-controller. I would be happy to
be test though when it's ready.
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> From: Chris Troutner <Chris.Troutner at PACCAR.com>
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> Sent: Mon, 19 July, 2010 15:16:13
> Subject: RE: OH Photovoltaic Charger
> If people were interested in pursuing this, you might want to check out
> the Free Charge Controller project: http://www.freechargecontroller.org
> This is a project that I am heading up and am in need of hardware and
> software developers. The controller is basically a software controlled
> buck converter. The board could easily be reprogrammed to output the
> voltage necessary to charge a NanoNote.
> I am currently in the process of making up 10 firmware development kits
> (hardware is in place, but firmware still needs to be written).
> Chris Troutner
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marco Castorina [mailto:marco.castorina at yahoo.it]
> Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2010 2:56 AM
> To: discussion at lists.qi-hardware.com
> Subject: OH Photovoltaic Charger
> 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.
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