Solar Tracker 35W with DC Motors

Solar tracking photovoltaic (dual axis) that follows the sun, using LDR sensors and two DC motors.

Aug 7, 2019

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Components and supplies

1

Arduino UNO

1

LM2596

6

Resistor 10k ohm

2

Geared DC Motor, 12 V

1

Photovoltaic 35W

2

SparkFun Solder-able Breadboard

4

LDR, 1 Mohm

4

Industrial Pushbutton Switch, Push-Pull

4

Resistor 1k ohm

2

Slide Switch

1

Dual H-Bridge motor drivers L298

Tools and machines

1

Soldering iron (generic)

1

Solder Wire, Lead Free

Apps and platforms

1

Arduino IDE

Project description

Code

Solar Tracker

arduino

Arduino Code. NOTE: The names of the ldrs in the code do not correspond with their place in the breadboard!

Solar Tracker

arduino

Arduino Code. NOTE: The names of the ldrs in the code do not correspond with their place in the breadboard!

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Circuit

LM2596 and L298 shown in the picture Download the other schematic for more clear vision of Arduino pins

Circuit

Circuit

You can use 1 breadboard instead of two. I just put second breadboard for the 4 LDRs above the Photovoltaic which is far from the first breadboard. Download this schematic for more clear vision of Arduino pins

Circuit

Circuit

LM2596 and L298 shown in the picture Download the other schematic for more clear vision of Arduino pins

Circuit

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