Sun-Tracking Mechanism for 40W solar panel

Trackers generate more electricity than their stationary counterparts due to increased direct exposure to solar rays.

Jan 11, 2018

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Components and supplies

2

panel mounted push-button

1

10A PWM solar charge controller

4

RobotGeek Light Sensor

1

Arduino UNO

1

Dual H-Bridge motor drivers L298

2

12V 7.2Ah AGM Battery

2

12V DC motor with gearbox (3rpm)

4

Mini Ball Bearing – 105zz 5x10x4

1

Solar Panel 40W

1

Electronic Enclosure

Tools and machines

1

Tap & Die Kit

1

Dremel Rotary Tool & drill bits

1

circle router

Apps and platforms

1

Arduino IDE

1

Autodesk TinkerCad Project Ignite

Project description

Code

Dual_Axis_Sun_Tracking_with_DC_Motors.ino

arduino

This might not be the most effective code, but it's giving me the result and flexibility that I need. Comments included in the code to guide wiring of the various components. Speed of motor can also be adjusted by varying the value of AnalogWrite.

Dual_Axis_Sun_Tracking_with_DC_Motors.ino

arduino

This might not be the most effective code, but it's giving me the result and flexibility that I need. Comments included in the code to guide wiring of the various components. Speed of motor can also be adjusted by varying the value of AnalogWrite.

Downloadable files

Wiring Schematic

Wiring Schematic

Wiring Schematic

Wiring Schematic

Documentation

Schematic Design

rough concept

Schematic Design

Schematic Design

rough concept

Schematic Design

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