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Hackerfarm Solar Paper Lantern



The Hackerfarm Solar Paper Lantern is an exclusive design from Hackerfarm based on the original Kimono lantern designed by FreakLabs.

This solar lantern comes with a rechargeable AAA battery, 150mA solar panel, paper lantern, and a circuit board outfitted with two power LEDs to provide light. In the daytime, the main controller chip automatically shuts off the lantern and charges the battery from the solar panel. When it becomes dark, the lantern will automatically turn on by using the solar panel as a sensor. Once the voltage drops below a certain threshold, the lantern turns on.

This lantern comes stock with two 1 Watt power LEDs and a wide range of light emission. Due to its shape, it dips far enough down the paper lantern that it can light the complete lantern evenly. The circuit has been adjusted so it consumes approximately 70 mA when the lantern is on. Given a full day of charge in strong sunlight, it should be able to last between 4 to 6 hours. The latitude where its used will also affect the amount of time it can stay on due to the intensity of the sun as well as longevity.

For this fundraiser, for every solar lantern purchased, we will put the proceeds towards shipping another solar lantern to Puerto Rico. For more information on the history and background of this project, please visit this page:

Announcing HackerFarm's Puerto Rico Project

If you want to make it yourself, the schematic of the lantern can be found here in .PDF format:

The Hackerfarm Paper Lantern comes in 5 different colors and can be chosen below.

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