Sounds cool Vapordragon, Ralph did something similar a while back -
Here is my latest pass through mod. I really don't like the wire so modifed it to a charging stand - when I put it on the stand it charges and I can pick it up without a dangling wire. I made it today in a few hours out of brass sheet and tube. It has a touch switch so there is nothing mechanical to wear out.
This is the stand:
The box shaped PV is made from a sheet of brass - it still needs a cover:
Here it is sitting on its stand:
Good luck, let us know how things work out