Introduction: Wireless Charger and Storage Box

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Made this to go in my room and charge my phone at night so I don't have to fiddle around with cables in the dead of night. Plus its pretty awesome works with every phone compatible wireless charging. Also works with Iphone if you buy a wireless charge receiver for it (linked in the 2nd Step)

  • Samsung Galaxy S6,
  • S6 Edge
  • Note5
  • S6 Edge Plus
  • LG G4
  • G3
  • G2
  • Google Nexus 4 5 6 and 7
  • Nokia Lumia 920

Step 1: Gathering the Right Bonding Agents (glue)

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For the acrylic to wood I used Weld on #16 solvent cement

For the brass hinge to acrylic I used Gap filler insta

For the circuit board to the wood I used Hot glue

Step 2: Time to Order the Components

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Bezalel wireless charging receiver for Iphone 6/6plus you would get the one that fits your phone.

1 coiled wireless charger PCB Itain Qi

3 coiled wireless charger PCB Itain Qi

You only need to buy one wireless charger the single coil has a smaller charge field but cheaper and the triple coil charger has a larger field so it can go through a case if need be, but is more money.

Step 3: Design Your Box

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  1. I used AutoCad to design the frame of the box and cut it out on a laser cuter but if you don't have access to one just cut out on a ban saw with out the little fingers.
  2. The top and bottom of the box is made out of 1/8th inch plywood, The sides are made of 1/8th inch blue tinted clear acrylic.
  3. My specifications are 8 by 5 by 1 inches

Step 4: Side Assembly

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  • Remove acrylic cover and apply masking tape to the body of the acrylic.
  • Measure sides to see if they fit.

Step 5: Gluing Sides on

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  • The stain is optional
  • Now that we know they fit glue on the sides with Weld on #16 solvent cement (link found in 1st step)
  • Attach a clamp to ensure every thing is straight

Step 6: Hinges

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  • Use the screws for the hinge to wood
  • Use Gap filler insta for the hinge to acrylic

Step 7: Attaching Coiled Wireless Charger PCB Itain Qi

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  • I had attached it using hot glue (copper coiled side up)
  • Remove 3M tape cover and stick the board on it

Step 8: Make It Look Nice

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  • I had cut a piece of wood and hot glued it on to wooden dowels as you can see in the photos
  • plug it in to a 2 amp out let and it will charge

Comments

sharpstick (author)2016-02-14

I didn't know you could get triple coil chargers. For the box, you can get really nice cigar boxes of all sizes at cigar stores, usually for under $5.

If you have trouble getting the charging started, you will have to place it accurately. This is especially an issue with thick cases. This can be exacerbated by the thickness of the wood. You could carefully rout the underside of the lid to place the coil closer to the top surface. Accurate placement can be helped with guide rails on the lid, but this makes it ugly.

seamster (author)2015-11-04

Very cool idea. The finished charging box looks excellent!

Justgadgets (author)seamster2015-11-05

Thank you

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