Build a Solar Powered Emergency Charging Kit
At this workshop, participants will build their own Solar Notebook Charger, designed to charge your cell phone or a powerbank (portable battery), and provide lighting using USB LED light bulb & stick. The charger can be used on a routine basis, for camping, and for emergencies. As we reflect on the recent fires, this is an opportunity to better prepare ourselves for the future. It’s also a chance to learn more about solar electricity and one of it’s many applications.
If you’d like to take a peek at the instructions for building the Solar Notebook Charger, peek here.
Instructors: Tor and Dena Allen, have lead Solar Schoolhouse workshops over the past 15 years, providing educators with hands-on solar energy projects they can share with their students. Solar Schoolhouse is a project of The Rahus Institute, a local non-profit founded by Tor with the mission of promoting greater use of renewable energy.
While the cost might seem high ($80), for reference the nearest equivalent ready-to-use solar charger costs at least $120 or 50% more. In creating this design, we’ve tried to balance cost, function, durability, and flexibility.
There is no charge for the workshop. Contact Sebastopol Grange President Jeana if financial assistance is needed.