[Noisebridge-discuss] Help with your LED Lanterns

Tully Gehan Tully at SamuraiCircuits.com
Tue Aug 13 16:29:48 UTC 2013

Hello Claudia Zeiler,

My name is Tully I grew up in the US but I am now living in Shenzhen China.
I am trying to link the manufacturing power of China with open-source
projects. I have some very good suppliers for solar panels and circuit
boards. I would be happy to supply you with circuit boards and components
for the "Kimono Lantern Kit" or any other design you may have.
I have two websites you see what I'm working on.

If you use the Kimono Lantern Kit it's probably best to get Akiba the
designers permission to use it. You can find him at freaklabs.org.
If the Kimono Lantern Kit is adequate. Possibly the most economical thing
for me to supply you with is a stack of circuit boards and a bag of each
component. I can also supply you with inexpensive soldering irons. Let me
know what voltage you need (120v or 240v). If you have a rough idea how
many kids you need I can give you a price for the circuit board and all the
If needed I can supply you with many other services such as packing all the
components into bagged kits, or even assembling finished circuit boards
with all the parts and tested.

Tully Gehan

tully at SamuraiCircuits.com

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, Luis Felipe RM wrote:

> On 08/11/2013 03:01 AM, girlgeek wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > As some of you know, I am currently serving in the Peace Corps in
> > Rwanda.  (I am the white haired old woman with a beagle who was around
> > NB up to a year ago).
> >
> > The project that I have chosen in the Peace Corps is to provide Solar
> > Lanterns to parents in a village  without electricity.  This allows the
> > kids to do school homework after farm chores are done, (which is when
> > the sun sets).  The recipients of the lanterns (a village women's group)
> > then collect the money that they were previously spending on kerosene
> > and candles into a co op and start an enterprise.  The women in the
> > village where I am working, (Gicwamba, Rwanda) have decided that the
> > enterprise that they want to do is to make and sell solar lanterns.
> >
> > Earlier this year I was in South Africa and met a retired Electrical
> > Engineer, Freddie.  Freddie volunteered to design a village makeable
> > solar lantern.  He spent a couple of months on the project.  But before
> > he has given me the design he has decided that he would rather work on a
> > different project.  I now am running up against a deadline.
> >
> > Is there anyone at Noisebridge with electronic engineering knowledge who
> > would be interested to be involved in a long distance, good deed,
> project.
> Tokyo Hackerspace had a similar project for the communities affected by
> the tsunami. It is all open source hardware, so you can easily learn
> about and replicate the project in Rwanda.
> It is called 'Kimono lantern' and it uses small solar panels:
> http://www.tokyohackerspace.org/en/project/kimono-lantern-kit
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