Build a Solar Powered USB Charger

This past weekend I was out with my son in the mountains of Utah and found my phone battery ever so low. I just picked up a new G1 phone from Google at the T-Mobile store and have loved every minute of it. I used to have a Blackberry Pearl and will forever appreciate it’s simplicity, style, and dependability. I found that I had to make a very difficult decision and the thought that made the difference was that I use Gmail and Google Apps so much that I had always found it difficult to keep my Gmail contacts, schedule, and calendar up to date. The G1 was a clear choice at making this task easier. And after a few days, I haven’t regretted it once.

The battery does go out quite quickly when you find out how fun the G1 is. Therefore, I thought I should look for a way to keep my phone charged while out and about on my camping and four-wheeling trips. This tutorial is simple, straight forward, and was worth linking to in every way possible. I will build mine this week and let you know how it goes.

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