I have successfully done tech support on Jnr's zoom chat with his friends that wasn't working to his great distress. I plugged the headphones in properly. #daddyfix
And anything else, TBQH.
Part of me wants to just run a 12V rail to the shed from a mains adapter in the new garage nearby. But that means a trench and buried cable.
Now to maths my way to figuring out how many lumens I want in each location in the shed roof, and how many 50mm segments @ 45mA draw that means, and then how long they likely need to stay on for.
Most of that is lights, solar panel, and battery, though.
Ultimately this is looking like about $200 worth of gear if I go the "assemble from pre-fabbed bits" approach. Including bulk buy of stuff like cabling that I'll use in other things.
Hmm. The battery seems to be the trickiest part here. Looks like the cheap/utility tradeoff option is a sealed lead-acid battery of some kind, but I will have to maths to figure out the right amp rating for charge/discharge and match it to a small solar panel.
This thing should be pretty simple, but I likely need a charging regulator for the battery/solar interface that might involve circuit building.
All my elec eng circuit design skills have atrophied from lack of use. I hope it doesn't take me too long to re-learn how circuit stuff works.
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