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DIY Solar-Powered iPhone or iPod Charger

We’ve already shown you MintyBoost, a battery-powered USB charger built from an Altoids tin; now feast your eyes on MightyMintyBoost, a rechargeable, solar-powered MintyBoost charger.

Instructables user Honus’s DIY MightyMintyBoost tutorial is a bit involved, but the outcome—a USB charger that feeds off the power of the sun—is fantastic. In fact, Honus improves on the MintyBoost in many ways, foregoing the low-capacity AA batteries for a higher capacity, rechargeable lithium polymer battery and throwing in the solar cell to handle the recharging. This DIY is a bit advanced (soldering lies ahead), but the result is impressive.

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