We've previously pointed to a clever hack-up of the MintyBoost DIY Altoids tin charger and small solar panels. Now the MintyBoost makers have released an official MintyBoost kit, with a detailed guide and all the parts available from one spot.
MintyBoost maker adafruit industries (their capitalisation, not ours) has always provided detailed instructions, easy ordering and lots of customer support in their forums, so shelling out for a solar panel and the related hook-ups doesn't seem like such a gamble. Anyone who's completed a MintyBoost kit, too, can convert their tin into a rechargeable battery holder, it seems.
Have you pieced together your own solar panel charger? Made other MintyBoost-related tweaks? We want to hear about them in the comments.
HOW TO – Make a solar MintyBoost, a solar power charger for your gadgets! [adafruit industries blog via Hack a Day]