Engineer Chris went to Burning Man, and needed some solar power for his project. Thus, a Roundtable was born.
On this edition of Engineering Roundtable, Chris Taylor shows us the steps he took to set up a solar power supply to run his LED weather balloon project at this year's Burning Man festival. He covers the five major parts of any solar power system and explains how to choose a battery and solar panel, setting up a charge controller, and using pulse width modulation to adjust a load. Plus, BURNING MAN.
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