Dual Axis Solar Tracker
The Dual Axis Solar Tracker was designed as a project that integrated simple Arduino programing and solar energy creation. The kit uses an Arduino Uno, an Arduino Sensor Shield, two 9G Metal Gear Servos, and four light detecting resistors to achieve active tracking in real time.
There is currently one version of the kit available, with an optional solar cell and volt meter add on.
Directions - English
Dual Axis Solar Tracker Online (instructables.com)
Dual Axis Solar Tracker Video Guide (youtube.com)
Directions - Espanol
Seguidor Solar (instructables.com)
Seguidor Solar Video (youtube.com)
Code and Laser Cut Files
The code is designed for an Arduino Uno.
The Laser Cut files are set up for use with quarter inch wood and 8-32 screws at 3/4th inch length. Other sizes will require modification.
Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources
At this time there are no lesson plans or resources available, though you can modify many of the plans for the Solar Science Station for use with this project.