Solar Motorcycle Tank Bag

We met industrial designer Ryan Hetzel at this year's Outdoor Retailer and talked about the possibilities of a solar-powered tank bag. Touring motorcycles are starting to have power outputs, but many bikes...

Water Level Monitoring in Tanzania

Christopher Dutton has created a series of solar-powered and networked water level loggers to monitor the Mara river levels in Tanzania. They have three stations deployed and uploading data to the Internet now...

Solar Powered Speakers

We are happy to provide solar panels for the students who go through Blue Stamp Engineering's summer program. Students get to choose what to make and then post the results. Perhaps not surprisingly, solar...

Waterproof Solar with Dry Bag

We hacked a smartphone dry bag to make it a solar dry bag. In this example, we use a 6 Watt Kit, 4 foot extension cable and dry bag (try searching for  "dry audio case") to make a waterproof solar...

Solar Powered Chicken Coop

Ian Downard recently built a solar powered chicken coop door to make it easier to give his chickens time to be in the yard. Read about it on the blog Coop Thoughts. The system is powered by our 3.4 Watt...

Solar Powered Lego Tank

Our friends at PlayWell Tek are offering more summer programs for young engineers and this year, one of the projects includes a solar powered lego tank. The tank uses our 2 Watt Solar panel and we think it...

Cable for Vaio Flip 13 and Tap 11

Another day, another proprietary charging cable. The new Vaio Flip 13 and Tap 11 cables look like this: Since there are no third party adapters for this plug yet, a customer of ours figured out an elegant...

Solar Powered Time Lapse

Let's get right to it. In November we decided to use solar power to monitor a new condo development across the street from our office. Some of us wanted to see what goes into building condos that are about a...

Magnet Mount for Solar Panels

We've got ways to mount solar panels, zip ties, suction cups and with handlebar mounts and now we're exploring magnets. We see this as being useful for attaching panels to a tin-corrugated roof or on top of...

Charge a V60 from USB? It is possible, but…

When a customer pointed us to this USB 5V to 15V boost circuit on eBay as a way to charge our V60 laptop battery, we were a bit skeptical whether it would really work. We received it in the mail today and it...

Seat-e Phone Charger Station

People in Boston have a new way to keep their phones charged. The seat-e doubles as a bench and a phone charging station. It also uses Voltaic's 3.4 Watt solar panels and our V39 USB battery. The seat-e was...

18 Watt Folding Kit

Update: We now have a complete lineup of folding solar panels. A friend of Voltaic asked us to build him an 18 Watt solar charger kit to keep his V72 laptop battery charged up in the field. We took...