DIY Miniature Solar Tracker

In this project I will show you how to create a solar tracker which like the name implies can follow the movement of the sun throughout the day. And at the end I will show you the energy harvest difference between a solar tracker mounted solar panel and a flat mounted solar panel. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The video gives you all mandatory information about the solar tracker. During the next steps though I will give you some additional information.

Step 2: Order Your Components!

Here you can find a parts list with example seller (affiliate links):


1x Arduino Nano:

2x SG90 Servo:

4x Photoresistor:

4x 1kohm Resistor:


1x Arduino Nano:…

2x SG90 Servo:…

4x Photoresistor:…

4x 1kohm Resistor:…

1x Arduino Nano:

2x SG90 Servo:

4x Photoresistor:

4x 1kohm Resistor:

Step 3: 3D Print the Solar Tracker Parts!

Here you can find the utilized model on thingiverse:

And here you can also download the remaining part that I created by myself.

Step 4: Create the Circuit and Upload the Code!

Here you can find the schematic and code for the project. Feel free to use it to create your own solar tracker.

Step 5: Success!

You did it! You just created your own Solar Tracker!

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Source: DIY Miniature Solar Tracker

About The Author

Muhammad Bilal

I am a highly skilled and motivated individual with a Master's degree in Computer Science. I have extensive experience in technical writing and a deep understanding of SEO practices.

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