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SolarMAX2 - Solar Power for your Raspberry Pi!

A project in Spokane, WA by SwitchDoc Labs

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Ever wanted to put a solar power system on a Raspberry Pi? This is the system for you. Collects all the solar data! NO SOLDERING!
Backers: 61
Average Pledge Per Backer: $167

Funded: $10,175 of $2,500
Dates: Sep 3rd -> Sep 23rd (20 days)
Project By: SwitchDoc Labs
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Latest News

New Article about SolarMAX2 being written

September 19th - via:
Just wanted to let you know about a new article that is being written about SolarMAX2.   It is about adding a bidirectional 433MHz Link to SolarMAX2 between the Raspberry Pi and the SolarMAX2 computer.   The link is designed for the following... (Read More)

SolarMAX2 Assembly and Test Manual Published

September 19th - via:
Folks, We have now published the SolarMAX2 Assembly and Test Manual.   This completes the documentation for SolarMAX2 and we have published all the open source software.  Whew!  And even a little ahead of time. Version 1.1 of the manual is here:... (Read More)

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September 18th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

SD Card Link Published

September 18th - via:
Folks, We are releasing V17 of the pre-formatted SwitchDoc Labs SD Card.   We will send the image link as another update to backers only.  You need to use a high quality SD Card for this iamge. Contents of the Card This card comes preloaded with... (Read More)

Project Update

September 18th - via:
1) John told me he would get the assembly and weatherproofing manuals done this weekend.  Look for these on Sunday or Monday. 2) All the software for SolarMAX2 has now been released.   Even works!  Thank you BP! 3) Our factory tells us that... (Read More)

WeatherSense Software Support for SolarMAX2 released

September 16th - via:
Our Python3 WeatherSense Logging software now supports SolarMAX2.  Get the latest version here!  Laurie SolarMAX2 Beta perking away running SkyWeather2 (The WeatherSense software was off on the... (Read More)

SkyWeather2 Software Released with SolarMAX2 Support

September 13th - via:
SkyWeather2 Python3 Software has now been released with SolarMAX2 Support. See full bug list and info on releases at: Next Up is... (Read More)

First software release for SolarMAX2

September 7th - via:
Folks, Thanks for your support! Here is our first open source release for SolarMAX2.   This is the code that is used on the Mini Pro Plus and supports the 433MHz transmission of data. (Read More)

Extend 433MHz Range in SolarMAX2

September 4th - via:
We were asked how to extend the 433MHz range of the SolarMAX2 data signal.  This is done by adding an external antenna. We have added an Add-On for the external 433MHz antenna kit to the Kickstarter. The easiest way is to increase your antenna size... (Read More)

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