29 04, 2014

energyShield Update #13 – The new and improved energyShield

By |2014-04-29T11:49:28-05:00April 29th, 2014|Arduino, energyShield, Kickstarter|0 Comments

I know it’s been a while since an update, but with good reason. We’ve been working hard in NightShade’s secret laboratories to finalize the design of the energyShield and we didn’t want to spoil the surprise. Some great ideas were proposed during the campaign. The 3.3V output and breakout were unlocked during the campaign and [...]

15 03, 2014

energyShield Update #11 – Solar Charging Prototype

By |2014-03-15T23:04:08-05:00March 15th, 2014|Arduino, energyShield, Kickstarter|0 Comments

There has been a lot of interest in solar charging and, honestly, we're really interested too. Today we completed a prototype of a solar charging circuit. The results were VERY interesting. We knew that there had to be a relationship between the voltage generated by a solar panel, the insolation (sun light hitting the panel), [...]