Sunday, April 29, 2012

Redneck and geek collide- Solar powered hunting blind


Going green- while shooting poor little woodland creatures.
I went nuts this weekend, and put solar power in my hunting blind.  This started out because my phone kept running out of power in my blind.  I was researching portable power solutions and it kind of snowballed from there.  Solar cells were procured, deep cycle marine battery was bought, LED lights for RVs were pressed into service... and I ended up with a totally redneck solution.

working the wiring
Here you can see the major components. Battery, fuse block, master power switch, 12v outlets, and USB power.
That Kid throwing the master power switch for a test

Final product. Lights and cupholder

Now, I have a proof-of-concept of doing off grid power on the cheap, a way to charge the cell phone, and a way to keep the spotlight running for the midnight pig hunts!

8 comments:

  1. That is pretty neat. Install a coffee pot and you have it made

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  2. LOL, I'm with Duke, coffee pot??? Especially at 0200 :-) Very well done Sir!

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  3. I have looked at, and almost bought a 12v coffee pot. I probably will, sooner or later.

    Thanks for the replies

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  7. this is amazing stuff for hunting blind. I think it is really effective in hunting. Well, I will update this one. Thanks.

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