Wednesday, May 1, 2019

TRAVEL: Solar Around The World

Here I show some cool solar related stuff that we found on our travels

Japan

Tokyo - Solar powered road sign

Tokyo - Solar powered road cone

Tokyo - Solar powered traffic light

Tokyo - Solar powered street light

Tokyo - Solar powered info station

Tokyo - Solar powered trinket (kinda moves like a fish)

Nikko - Solar powered road light

Kyoto - Solar powered info station

Kyoto - Solar powered path lamp

Kyoto - Solar powered toilet something

Kyoto - Solar powered taxi station light

Kyoto - Solar powered path light

Mount Koya - Solar powered thermometer

Outside Mount Koya - Solar panels on a hill

Outside Mount Koya - Solar panels on a field

Onomichi - Solar powered road light (seen better days)

Onomichi - Solar powered bike path light

Onomichi - Solar panels on a field

Onomichi - Solar panels on roofs

Onomichi - Solar panels held with scaffolding

Onomichi - Solar powered road light

Onomichi - Solar powered traffic light

Hiroshima - Solar powered street lamp


Hong Kong

Solar powered mosquito zapper

Solar powered road light

Israel

 Central - Solar panels on roofs

Arad - Solar powered bus stop display

Arad - Solar panels on roof

Be'er Sheva - Solar powered bus stop display (and a bunch of ants digging up dirt...)

Be'er Sheva - Solar powered utility box

Jerusalem - Solar powered radio speaker

Tel Aviv - Solar powered something on a lifeguard building

 Tel Aviv - Solar powered bike light

Tel Aviv - Solar powered wireless phone charger

Ukraine

Kiev - Solar powered bench ;^)

Kiev - Solar powered rubbish bin

Kharkiv - Solar powered bike hire stand

Poland

Krakow - Solar powered hire bike

Krakow - Solar powered car park ticket machine

Italy

Venezia - Solar powered data gathering?

Venezia - Solar panel on a boat

Venezia - Solar powered art piece (lighting)

Florence - Solar powered road light

Florence - Solar powered hire bike (see basket)

Florence - Solar powered car park ticket machine

Rome - Solar powered pedestrian crossing lights (near Vatican City)

Rome - Solar powered car park ticket machine

Rome - Solar powered traffic lights

Saturday, March 16, 2019

UPDATE: Travel & Portable Lab

The cat is out of the bag, we are going on another big overseas trip ;^)

Since travel will take a large chunk of the journey (4-5days) I decided to take my latest project with me, as I can see myself getting a bit bored during the transit.

Inside the kit I have everything I need to power-up, program, & debug the modified nRF52832 dev board I made a while back. Also for reference here is a full list of what I'm taking:

  • ThinkPad X260 (an awesome portable laptop)
  • SEGGER J-Link clone (programmer)
  • Saleae Logic 16 clone (logic analyzer)
  • nRF52832 dev board (modified to take USB 5V and convert to 3V3 & 1V8)
  • nRF52832 spare breakout board
  • BME280 breakout boards
  • SGP30 breakout board
  • Logic level converter (should not need)
  • USB to Serial converter
  • USB power monitor
  • Various USB cables
  • Various cables & probes