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Old 01-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Turtle Solar Charged Remote Control Electric Lawn Mower

I ran across this post here, and thought I should probably share one of my latest projects that may interest some users here at EcoModder.

What I built is what I like to call for short a SCRCELM (Solar Charged Remote Control Electric Lawn Mower). As a quick overview, the device is completely electric, so no gasoline is required. It uses two electric wheelchair motors, a pair of 12v 35Ah deep cycle batteries, a fully electric rechargable lawn mower, a pair of 20W 12v solar panels, and several other electronics. The SCRCELM can be charged via solar energy or a standard AC outlet.

While I was building the device I also video documented it, and have uploaded a series of 14 How-To videos on YouTube. These can be found on my YouTube Channel or my website here:

Below is the introduction video I created to the 14 video series. Note, as of this post, all 14 videos have been uploaded.

Here is a quick demonstration video of the lawn mower in action, however, it was around winter time, so I could not demostrate it cutting grass

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