Having a way to charge your battery operated devices in a grid down situation is critical. Why go back to the stone age when a few well thought out preps can make your life a lot easier. Bright Enlightenment has put together this excellent video showing you how to make this solar generator / charging station. This unit can charge batteries, iPads, phones, power tools, laptops and even run some small 110 devices with an inverter. He used some higher quality components, but you can build yours to fit your budget. I have even seen people mount these to small dollies to make them more maneuverable. So check out the video below and try and build one yourself.