Well hi, my name is Michael Dorsey, a computer engineer student currently doing Co-op at LVL1. Right now, I'm working on two projects relating to gaming, one of them having to do with fusing a game console with a projector to make it "all-in-one," similar to how people have been also modifying game consoles to become portable.
The other project I'm working is attempting to modify a game controller with the use of a micro-controller. I'm not fully sure how I'm going to go about doing this as I'm still in the middle of research and trying to plan this all out. However, hopefully by the beginning of next month I'll have made much progress on my work. For now, here are some pictures that reflect the ideas of my projects.
All the necessary equipment to make reliable solar panels is now set up at LVL1. This includes a custom built oven with a vacuum sealing system capable of making panels up to 15x21 inches, but no worries for bigger projects individual panels can be wired together in series or parallel and with the right framing anything is possible. A further break down of this oven and the panel making process is coming in the future. Along with the oven a tile saw has been set up with a 0.015" thick diamond blade. This saw can be used to cut scrap or non-scrap of mono or poly crystalline solar cells into usable custom sizes to fit the needs of various projects. The only other equipment needed to make a panel is a soldering iron, which LVL1 has plenty of. Only some materials for making solar panels will be available the rest will need to be purchased. For more info contact Sam Ellis at email@example.com.
The set up:
Example of a solar panel made using the equipment followed by a table of its performance characteristics:
Isc: 0.4485 A
Voc: 16.8 V
PowerMax: 5.1 W
Imax: 0.3845 A
Vmax: 13.28 V
Fill factor: 0.6697
% Efficiency: 12.36%