Make a solar-powered 24 hour greenhouse

Materials

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materials greenhouse

credit: Joshua Zimmerman

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If you need some solar cells you can grab the one I used at my educational electronics website BrownDogGadgets.com. Otherwise all these parts can be found at local Radio Shacks or Maker Spaces.

Tools

Soldering Iron
Solder
Scissors
Wire Cutters
Wire Strippers

Electronics

2N3906 PNP Transistor
1N914 Diode
5K Ohm Resistor
Red LEDs
2 AA Holder
2 Rechargeable AA Batteries
Solar Cell (I'm using a 5.5V 320mA Solar Cell)
Wire

Optional: Perf Boards to solder everything onto

(Or the super simple route of grabbing an old solar garden light and gutting it.)

Enclosure

Acrylic Cut Case
Silicon Sealant
Rubber Bands

(Or going the super simple route of using a 2 Liter Soda Bottle cut in half.)

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