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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
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    It's already been done. By philips no less

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    Yes it's been done before, but that can't display and be a mirror at the same time. There's even some cell phones that have a "mirror" on the outside LCD, but that's not the point. It's the method used by some to try to obtain these results that's funny.
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    If you want, I'll edit the poll answers to include some of the suggestions. Just post them up below!
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    hey i'm back.
    for my go kart...

    when i get the money i was thinking an electric motor.
    the one you guys/girls showed me.

    I was also thinking of having 2 -4 cheep 12V batteries.
    But, having a plastic box(kinda like a body of a car)
    around the kart.
    for this the top of the kart(roof) will hold a solar panel i make.
    Then on either side.
    All the panels at around...(25V) i guess
    1. Need what will charge 24V or what ever batteries are when i connect them?
    2. Where to get broken solar cells so i can make my own?

    is this a logical thing that might actually work?

    Oh yea...
    3. How to tell with a solar panel(from broken solar cells) how many milliamps it sends into the battery at a time. (and also how many milliamps the motor takes to run at the same thing for the panel)
    3. How to get somekind of hard plastic or something to put on outside of kart?

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    hello???
    Is anyone going to try to help me at all?

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    You need a multimeter for electrical monitoring

    Use Sintra for hard plastic panels

    Ebay "Solar Panel" > Start Spending.


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    I have a charger that will test + and - of a battery will prolly work on this.

    I want to buy broken solar cells so i can get the expirence of making my own(then if i need it in a certain form or shape i can do so)

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    would any battery (12V) charge with a solar panel/cells or would you need a rechargeble?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    would any battery (12V) charge with a solar panel/cells or would you need a rechargeble?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    I was also thinking of having 2 -4 cheep 12V batteries.
    Good thinking. You can wire them up in series to increase the voltage. Increased voltage makes the cart go faster. Put 4 12 volt batteries in series and you'll have 48 volts of power! If you have 3 or 4 9 volt batteries laying around, you can add them as well to get it up to 84 volts or so. Just remember to wire up your broken solar panels in the same way so the voltage is higher.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    1. Need what will charge 24V or what ever batteries are when i connect them?
    Most solar systems use something called a controller but since you are using broken solar cells, you can use a BRO-K1N controller. Google it and you'll find out instructions for how to make one on the DIY evo sites.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    2. Where to get broken solar cells so i can make my own?
    2K1Toaster gave you the recipe awhile back in this same thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    is this a logical thing that might actually work?
    Absolutely. You have taken a very scientific approach to the whole problem so far and have gotten lots of good advice in this thread. I'm sure everyone here is quite willing to help you out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ausi319 View Post
    3. How to tell with a solar panel(from broken solar cells) how many milliamps it sends into the battery at a time. (and also how many milliamps the motor takes to run at the same thing for the panel)
    If you don't have a multimeter, I think it was suggested earlier that you can use your tongue. Just like on a 9 volt battery where you get a slight tingling when you put your tongue on it. The bigger the shock, the more volts it is sending in to the batteries.
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