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How to Make a Solar-Powered DS Lite

Our little, shiny DS Lite before the mod.

Our little, shiny DS Lite before the mod.

The new DS isn't so shiny anymore after we make a few alterations to the unit's exterior.

The new DS isn’t so shiny anymore after we make a few alterations to the unit’s exterior.

The metal latch that will connect the Soldius 1 solar power phone charger to the DS.

The metal latch that will connect the Soldius 1 solar power phone charger to the DS.

The Soldius 1 solar power phone charger.

The Soldius 1 solar power phone charger.

Some sturdy epoxy gel to secure the latch to the solar panels and DS.

Some sturdy epoxy gel to secure the latch to the solar panels and DS.

At this point, the DS is covered with fingerprints and scuffs and isn't looking so new anymore. However, we had to prepare a surface on top cover of the DS Lite where the metal latch could be securely attached.

At this point, the DS is covered with fingerprints and scuffs and isn’t looking so new anymore. However, we had to prepare a surface on top cover of the DS Lite where the metal latch could be securely attached.

The metal latch is glued on top of the DS cover, with the other end attaching to the folding solar panels.

The metal latch is glued on top of the DS cover, with the other end attaching to the folding solar panels.

The epoxy gel is icky looking, but it worked like a charm.

The epoxy gel is icky looking, but it worked like a charm.

Tonight's dinner will feature a little DS action, covered with some epoxy gel and sprinkled with solar energy.

Tonight’s dinner will feature a little DS action, covered with some epoxy gel and sprinkled with solar energy.

THG videographer Max Wilson made some alterations to the Soldius 1 solar panels so that the DS battery cable could connect directly to the solar panels.

THG videographer Max Wilson made some alterations to the Soldius 1 solar panels so that the DS battery cable could connect directly to the solar panels.

Adjusting the Soldius 1 solar panel, which in an unaltered condition provides 5,6V, was fairly simple.

Adjusting the Soldius 1 solar panel, which in an unaltered condition provides 5,6V, was fairly simple.