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Dual Axis Tracker
  • SKU: BDG-K1002

Dual Axis Tracker


Dual Axis Tracker

  • Grades: 7+
  • Number of Projects: 1
  • Project Time: 1 Hour


The sun is awesome, and so is solar electric power generation. Unfortunately for solar panels, the sun moves. To counter this you can build a simple solar tracker that follows the sun and allows for even greater energy production. This kit includes everything you need to complete the project, from the wooden parts and screws to the custom Arduino shield and micro servos. The entire project takes about an hour to build and you'll need a computer to upload the code as well as a screw driver to build the tracker. When finished the project can be power by any USB power source, such as a power bank or computer USB port. Data collection is easy using the 6V 200mA solar panel and the LED volt meter. This allows the tracker to easily be used as part of a science fair project or as a classroom demo. Since the kit is only held together by screws it can easily be disassembled for multiple uses in a classroom setting.

⚠WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Items Included:

  • 6V 200mA Solar Panel
  • 1 ArduinoTM Uno
  • Shield and Sensor PCBs
  • 1 LED Voltmeter
  • 2 Servos
  • Laser Cut Wood Enclosure w/ Screws
  • 1 Set of Ribbon Cables