Solar powered lawnmower – if you're cutting grass, make sure it's green
I’m not convinced I need a solar powered lawnmower. It’s not the energy side of mowing that bothers me, unless we’re talking about the energy needed to get my arse up off the sofa and out to push the thing around.
However, I do like to give a hearty round of applause to the hackers with enough intelligence and modding cojones to come up with these contraptions.
The starting materials aren’t that hard to get hold of – a battery operated lawnmower, a 12V charger and a solar cell; ok, so that last one’s not so easy – but the real trouble for folk like me is the easy to follow steps, which begin with “Just simply” and end with a pile of useless wires in shed for five years and a broken lawnmower – not worth the trouble.
Now, if I could apply it to a robotic mower then that would be a winner.
Instructables (via Hack a Day)
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There is a better designed one from husquarna. Just mentioned 3 days ago at http://runa.fm/archives/169.