Solar Panel Project
Penn State has an extensive 3D printing operation housed in the Hammond building. Located there are about ten printers that use additive printing technologies to create parts/objects. Unfortunately, without a wall outlet, the operation shuts down completely. Luckily, the EDSGN 497J class led by David Saint John has started a solar energy project that will allow the whole operation go mobile. We envision a cart that has a solar array attached to it charging a battery in order to power the printer, a monitor and a Raspberry Pi.
This page is to store and organize information on the project and also allow future students to take on the challenge with some support.