Pocket Solar Calculator is a mobile game prototype that calculates the best solar configuration for van lifers and off-grid dwellers.
Solar Calculation Math
I consulted Sam who lives in a magic tool bus for this project for his expertise in off-grid solar setups.
The project used Figma, Adobe Illustrator and Unity.
I started by creating flowcharts in figma to help me understand the flow of energy between the solar panels, charge controller, battery, inverter and appliances.
After having a basic understanding of how it shall work, I tried to layout the elements on a vertical screen to see how it would all fit into a phone screen.
I then created some 2D visuals to see how players can connect them.
I drew inspirations from the aesthetics of colorful electronics.
Combined with flowcharts from before, I created some mockups on what the game should look like in illustrator:
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