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Solar Project Proposal

For the second-half main project, my idea is to make a solar powered digital camera. The inspiration was from ‘Cyanotype’ which is a photographic printing process. It tooks couple minutes exposing under bright sun to make a blue print of that photo. I found it very cool and decided to make a digital version.


I’m planning to use an e-ink screen to display the photo since it only consume energy when it refresh. The whole process would be:

  • Place the camera under sun for minutes
  • Click the shutter button to take a photo
  • Wait a second for the screen to refresh
  • The photo stays on the screen forever until you shoot another one
  • (Save the image to an SD card)