Make a solar shrub for charging your gadgets


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solar shrub inside

credit: mikesoniat

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Instructable user mikesoniat gave us permission to share his awesome project for making a solar shrub for charging your devices. He built the original solar shrub last year with the goal of making a USB solar charger that not only provided clean energy but also looked featured a good looking design.

He won the Green Tech contest on Instructables last year for the first version and now he's back with a new and improved solar shrub project that has a higher output current, an internal lithium battery for indoor and outdoor charging options and a sealed water resistant enclosure to protect it.

Click through the slideshow to learn how to build your own solar shrub and start charging your gadgets with solar power.

You can read more about his solar shrub projects at