So how would you connect them? Yes, I realize they aren't going to be able to power much more than a few LCDs, but I really just wanted to experiment with solar from the ground up.
I'd put some Mylar foil or similar on a fairly rigid aluminum plate and then glue the cells onto the Mylar with some RTV silicone.
For the connections, conductive epoxy (Liquid Wire) will probably be the easiest solution (you paint it on). For higher current, use eg. 2 or 3 strings of series connected cells (plus a Schottky diode in each string), then parallel them for higher current.
On top of this, a piece of 3mm acrylic or polycarbonate (glass filters out a good deal of UV, so makes them less efficient) will be good protection. When completely assembled, add RTV around the adge to mount and seal it, but keep a few holes at the bottom for ventilation.
When you paint the conductors, make them wide and short (mount the cells close together) and before you paint, install some terminals to paint onto - spade terminals would be a good choice - don't solder to a terminal that is "epoxy wired", or you will harm the "wire".
You can get this epoxy from some electronics stores, but auto accessory shops carry it too, as it's used to repair broken rear window heater wires.