Wireless LanternPowered by Ultracapacitor
Look at that! No wires! Should run like this for about a half hour.
WiresUltracap boost board wiring
I could have ordered a PCB printed up with the wiring all built in... but instead I did this.
Ultracapscapacitor bank with boost convertor
15 farad, 13.5v capacitor bank. I added the boost converter to scavenge the power down to 4.5v
Battery PowerLantern running on batteries
Also runs on battery power, so you can carry it around like a real lantern. Also like a real lantern, it rather quickly runs out of juice.
Lantern InteriorAn internal view of the LED strips which illuminate the lantern
I slid the edge-emitting white LED strips in-between the panes, and tacked them in place with hot glue.
Lantern Wall PowerColored Lantern Powered from the Wall
For long-term illumination, I've got a wall-wart 12v power supply that powers the lantern.
Lantern Wiringdetail of the internal wiring
The whole thing is soldered in paralell. Way over-did the wire gauge, but it won't hurt anything. I think I should add some disable switches so I can put the lantern in low-power mode.