Learn how to solder a DIY solar charger for USB-powered devices.
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Unlock the sun's power and learn how to craft a sustainable solar charger in The Forge that can charge USB-powered gadgets! Our talented team of educators will guide you through the entire process, showing beginners and experienced participants the basics of turning sunshine into energy. Learn about circuitry and engineering or hone your skills in soldering. Come power up your creativity and join us for an engaging workshop exploring solar energy.
Tools used in this Maker Workshop include soldering iron, solder, wire strippers, various electronics and hardware. Skills used include soldering, circuitry and design.
This workshop will be held at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on March 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24.
Maker Workshops are 45-minute experiences led by Forge Facilitators. These project-based workshops result in a take-home item and are limited to 12 participants. All participants in this workshop must be 11 years or older. Participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.