Things used in this project

Hardware components:
3w solar panel
Screw Terminals
Optional but helpful
Photon new
Particle Photon
SparkFun Sunny Buddy
12081 01
SparkFun Weather Shield
2000mAh lipo battery
Capacity needed may vary depending on how long it needs to run without sun.
Hand tools and fabrication machines:
09507 01
Soldering iron (generic)
To add the screw terminals to the shield and sunny buddy



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