29 04, 2014

energyShield Update #13 – The new and improved energyShield

By | 2014-04-29T11:49:28+00:00 April 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 [...]

3 04, 2014

energyShield Update #12 – We’re still here! And were working…

By | 2014-04-03T13:49:25+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|Arduino, energyShield, Kickstarter|0 Comments

I know it's been a while since our last update and we apologize for that. We have spent the last two and a half weeks working to design the final prototype of the energyShield, talking to manufacturers, and staying on schedule. The prototype design is looking great! As soon as we have some results we [...]

15 03, 2014

energyShield Update #11 – Solar Charging Prototype

By | 2014-03-15T23:04:08+00:00 March 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), [...]