Category: Projects

Random things that I create for fun & amusement. Usually involves my hands. Sometimes also my brain.

Solar Powered Guitar Amplifier

I made a solar powered guitar amp! The goal was to have a guitar amplifier that did not need to be plugged into a power source. It’s so easy to just pick up an acoustic guitar and start making music.  I wanted this same experience when playing electric guitar: not worrying about plugging in an amp, or being tethered to a power… Read more →

Solar LED Lighting

I added some LED accent lighting to my room and powered it via a solar panel. The goal was to create some ambient lighting at night that was interesting and inviting, using 100% renewable energy. A solar panel was installed in the south facing window to collect light energy during the day. A sealed lead-acid battery was used to store… Read more →