Yesterday I attempted to make a DIY sun jar using these teriffic instructions by Cre8tor at Instructables. Go read those and come back here. Ok? So, I went out and found some reasonably priced solar garden lights and when I opened the box I was pleased to find they were unassembled, which allowed me to get to the wire bits more easily.
The parts came unassembled.
All I have to do is unscrew the bottom panel.
I took a few small screws out of the back and found, oh horror, things were glued into place.
The wires connecting to the rechargable batteries would break if I attempted to extract them. So, this is where I give up for now. If you by any chance are thinking of making these, be sure to keep your receipts just in case.
However, I love the solar garden lights and might keep these to use for their intended purpose. In case you’re unfamiliar with these they are a little solar panel hooked up to a rechargeable battery attached to an LED light and a light sensing diode. During the day the solar panel recharges the battery, once it gets dark the diode tells the LED to turn on, and you get a little light source you don’t have to fuss over. Neat huh?