make your solar-powered projects more efficient with this diy sun tracker
There\'s no need to know all about making something really cool. Yes, it will take a while, but we can fuel with the sun! Solar panels are basically our answer to God. Now we can make solar energy and it\'s tricky to find the most effective way to harvest it. Some solar farms have only a few acres of huge solar panels. Some are modular mirrors that point the sun to a superset midpoint on a single solar cell. I want to be a stadium. The size of the solar collector, but I lack resources. Instead, I made a simple solar tracker using Arduino and servo systems. I plan to install it in the robot Mars Rover style, but it also works for fixed items. Material Step 1: Set the breadboard connection circuit as shown in the following figure. We use two LDRs as sensors on analog pins 0 and 1. We use servo output on pin 9. Don\'t forget to power your Arduino! This is my ending. Step 2: There are a lot of solar tracking Arduino programs outside the code, and you should choose the one that best suits your project. I\'m just creating one. Axis tracker, but there are a lot of online items that can explain two-axis trackers. The code for this project is extracted from this guide Axis Sun tracker, so the code still works fine if you add another axis later. Download the code here. Upload the code to Arduino and bring the breadboard to the outside or on the lights. Step 3: Test the time and see what your solar tracker is made. Power the Arduino and bring the whole system to your light. When you move the lights to both sides of the solar tracker, you should notice the servo pointing in the direction of the sun. Step 4: install the panel if you see your solar tracker working it\'s time to install the solar panel. Strictly speaking, you can do anything with a solar tracker, from drying fruit to intimidating ants, so don\'t feel obligated to buy solar panels for this project. If you want a super simple installation, you can stick the bread plate hot to the servo horn. However, when installing the servo, panel and LDRs, make sure that the panel is in the same direction as the light sensor. Above, if I point horizontally to the light sensor and vertically to the panel, then there is a perfect maximum sun at any time, right out of reach of the solar panel! Although solar tracking usually only makes sense for small projects and special circumstances. The sun- The centralized mirror field is much cheaper than the traditional solar and electric solar tracking fields. On a small scale, I would love to create some animated flowers that follow the sun! What would you do with a solar tracker? Please let us know in the comments or forums below. As always, you can leave me a message in person for any questions.