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Charge USB devices with paper

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It worked first time, which was a shock, a really big shock.  This seems like it needs refined and learned, not just thought up.
 
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technoguy944 years ago
Wait, did I miss something? What actually powers it?
killerjackalope (author)  technoguy944 years ago
An old phone charger though any 5v source will do the job just fine.
bobbym5294 years ago
Very MacGuvyer-ish. :-)
killerjackalope (author)  bobbym5294 years ago
Cheers, quite a few of my projects are...
worldgnat4 years ago
If I'm not mistaken, there should be diodes built into these devices to prevent wiring errors from "blowing up" the device. This is really a novel idea - I love it. It might be cool to draw up a cut-and-fold diagram in a vector drawing application to make it neater and more replicable. Nice work!
killerjackalope (author)  worldgnat4 years ago
Thanks, I'll sketch it up next time I'm back at the computer, thats a great idea
Buy the proper cable off ebay for a few pence and don't risk blowing up either your computer or phone etc.