DIY iPhone Chargers


Last update Jun 4



To recharge your iPhone, you could just use the standard charger that came with it, but what if you can't or just don't want to?  Want an alternative to the traditional?  Look no further, because we have it here!  Whether you want it cheap, simple, solar or portable, we've got it and you need it. So check out this collection of 10 unique iPhone chargers you can make yourself!
USB Iphone Ipod Dynamo Charger style
No outlet in sight? Do not worry pull out your very own USB Dynamo (wind up) Charger! Going Green could not have been so easy! This is a step by step guide on how to Build, Test, and Perfect your Gree...
How to make a solar iPod/iPhone charger -aka MightyMintyBoost style
I wanted a charger for my iPodTouch and the MintyBoost was definitely my first choice. I wanted to take it a bit further and make it not only rechargeable but also solar powered. The other issue is th...
How I built a Solar iPhone Charger for under $50. style
To see my personal site with these tutorials and news, please visit**DISCLAIMER**I am not responsible for any damage that you may cause to your iPhone or any device that ...
Solar Altoids iPhone/ iPod Charger style
I love my iPhone 4 to death.  I really do.  Even if it sucks juice faster than a 1st grader at snack time and I often find myself on low power with a long train ride ahead of me. I originally made m...
(yet another) iPhone charger style
I've seen quite a few, but being a road warrior, space/size and weight are paramount to me. And finding a 9 volt battery is pretty easy. I originally made this for my old Palms.  With a few resistors...
Create A Solar iPhone and USB Charger style In this video Robert Smith shows you how to put together a simple solar usb charger that is capable of charging devices like iPhones, iPods, cell phones, mp3 players, a...
Simple USB Socket Charger! style
Most of us have iPods or cameras. This is instructable will show you How to make a wall adapter for them. Normally it would cost $30 at the Apple store but I had all the components in my spare parts b...
Solar Powered USB Charger (phones, MP3 players etc) style
This is my take on a already well documented little project. Very simple to make and a good introduction to electronics and solar powered stuff. Works just fine too. You need to generate 5-6V to char...
Charge Your Cellphone Using Wasted Heat (and Build a Steampunk Wall-E) style
We updated the instructable with a new implementation you can build without spending all that money on those expensive seebeck generators. This one uses Peltiers in reverse to generate rather than co...
Make a USB iPhone iPod Charger On The Cheap! style
There are many designs for iPhone chargers out there and many are confusing or use parts that are hard to find.  My design uses parts that are easy to find, is tested works with all iPhones and iPods ...