Solar Light project: the design

Introduction

This first project is kind of a “Hello World” of electronics, since it does not involve much more than lighting a LED. But it is something I had meant to do for a long time: a proper solar-powered lamp which, unlike most of the cheap stuff you can buy in stores, would stay lit for the whole night, have a nice light color, configurable dark detection, protection against deep battery depletion, and several lighting modes, in short be exactly the┬álamp I wanted. So… here it is!