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Cut the Cord: Outfit Your PocketC.H.I.P. with Qi Wireless Charging

21 October 2016 Pocketeer klundry recently posted an image gallery showing how to add a wireless charger to PocketC.H.I.P.! The project requires only a few minutes of soldering and, like Jose's speaker hack, is a great project for beginning hardware hackers.

Qi wireless chargers come in many different form-factors but are all based on the same principles of electromagnetic induction. The system is made up of a transmitter (also know as a primary) that's connected to a power source and a receiver (or secondary) that's connected to a battery. Together they effectively create a transformer, except unlike most transformers that are housed in a single unit, this system has an air gap between the transmitter and receiver.

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