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Paul
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« on: April 24, 2009, 08:00:26 AM »

I've always been fascinated with renewable energy, ever since my first solar powered calculator in the 1980's.  Today, I like to find cost-effective ways of integrating renewable energy into my life.

Read about my first project; using solar power to recharge my cell phone and MP3 player:

http://digitalquirk.ca/wordpress/?p=34
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 08:22:20 AM »

Read about my first project; using solar power to recharge my cell phone and MP3 player:
     Heh, what you need is a way to solar-power a C64 set-up (more likely, a C64 DTV set-up built into a little case like the Toughbook 64 DTV).  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 08:38:25 AM »

Read about my first project; using solar power to recharge my cell phone and MP3 player:
     Heh, what you need is a way to solar-power a C64 set-up (more likely, a C64 DTV set-up built into a little case like the Toughbook 64 DTV).  Smiley

                       Truly,
                       Robert Bernardo
                       Fresno Commodore User Group
                       http://videocam.net.au/fcug
                       July 25-26 CommVEx v5 - http://www.commodore.ca/forum and click on ComVEX

Sounds like a project I might take on down the road.  My next project is to run a laptop computer entirely from solar power.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 06:55:03 AM »

My next project is to run a laptop computer entirely from solar power.
     Expanding on that a bit, I'd say a Netbook with a solid-state drive would use less energy than a regular laptop and would be better to power entirely from solar power.

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                   Fresno Commodore User Group
                   http://videocam.net.au/fcug
                   July 25-26 CommVEx v5 - http://www.commodore.ca/forum and click on ComVEX
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 07:13:42 AM »

I do like the idea of a Solar powered Commodore.  Generating the 9VAC for systems needing that would be the biggest hurdle but not insurmountable.  Use of a solid state "drive" such as uIEC or other such devices and a small lcd display commonly used for those dvd players used in cars would both save on energy requirement and be more portable.
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