Make your own solar iPhone charger

By Deirdre Robert, @ 9 am

If you’re gadget-making inclined, here’s a very cool and practical iPhone charging solution by Wisconsin man Joshua Zimmerman. According to Zimmerman, his invention takes only between 30 to 60 minutes to create and costs around NZ$25.

“I love my iPhone 4 to death. I really do. Even if it sucks juice faster than a 1st grader at snack time and I often find myself on low power with a long train ride ahead of me,” writes Zimmerman.


2x Rechargeable Batteries

Solar Cell greater than 4V



If some of these parts are perplexing you, don’t worry, Zimmerman has a parts kit available for purchase on his website.

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