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Solar powered deer deterrent update

close up of solar light powering a mechanical deer deterrent

Yesterday's experiment to power the mechanical deer deterrent with a small outdoor solar light only helped a little.

I measured an increase in voltage from 1.21 in the morning to 1.36 just before dinner.

Roland made a good point in the comment section concerning the danger in charging Alkaline batteries. The new plan is to try some rechargeable AA batteries we've got laying around. Eric in Japan suggested two in a parallel circuit and I think that's the direction I'll start out with.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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