Sun Calculator

United States
April 17, 2012 5:21pm CST
IDK if this gadget would be considered useful or a waste of money. But you put this lil calculator into the ground in an area you are unsure of the amount of light it receives and it measures it and tells you if it's full sun, part sun, part shade, or full shade. Though I'm not sure there is a real difference between what is part sun vs part shade? I have a spot that is questionable but I don't think I'd want to invest in this gadget. I think it's something better borrowed.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
18 Apr 12
I think you are right....I might borrow one but not invest in one...
@superbadx (484)
• Malaysia
18 Apr 12
Well, for me it is a waste of money since i wouldn't be using this stuff for any reason in my life. If it's invented, there are certain people that are using it to accurately measures those things. But things like this that we thought has no use is really has no use at all. I can tell you that most of these things that has no use or practical use at all is invented in Japan. Honestly, sometimes those things that were invented in Japan but has no practical use is actually look cool and awesome, of course not all of it but still a waste of cash if you ask me.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
18 Apr 12
With something like this I'd just check different parts of the day to see. I know there are some plants that need a little shade while some need full sun etc. I'd just go outside several times a day to check what the ground looks like proportinate (I butchered that spelling pretty bad) to the sun.
• United States
18 Apr 12
Do you mean a calculator that runs on Solar Power energy. Well, I have had calculators like that, and let me tell you that I only use them for back up. That means that if my main calculator is broken, then I will use the solar powered calculator as a back up. I honestly don't recommend those kinds of calculators because you have to have them in sunlight or in lamp light in order for them to work, and if you don't have a lot of light around you, then they won't work.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
It sounds like it is a monitoring device to track the activity of the sun in your area. Maybe it is usable in your garden if your plants need a shade from the heat of the sun. If it is too much expensive why give it a try.
@peavey (16856)
• United States
17 Apr 12
Couldn't you see if the sun was shining on a certain area? Just wondering... If it wasn't expensive, I can see using it to be sure of getting enough sun for, say, tomatoes or other garden vegetables, or for placing a solar oven when you won't be home to move it around when it's needed. If it costs very much, I don't think it would be worth it.