MCP121 Based Solar Engine BEAMbot

Le Wed 26 September 2018

One of my first introductions to the wonders of electronics was a book on BEAMbots. It featured a Miller Solar Engine for driving solar racers. Unfortunately the 1381 Voltage supervisor chip the solar engine was based on was very hard to find and is now impossible to get. So I decided to try to develop an alternative solar engine using a similar type of voltage detector chip. I finally found the MCP121 series of Voltage Supervisors which will run a solar engine. This article describes the circuit using this chip.

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Par Hamish Trolove, Catégorie : Tech Projects

Tags : Robotics / Electronics / Energy /

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