DIY Qi Charger




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Inexpensive parts to make your own custom Qi Charing station.

Step 1: Find Something to Build On

I got this really cheap iphone kit at home depot and it came with a cable and a wall charger an this cheep little plastic stand that was sure to slide off the table and make phone break.

I took a can of some Plasti Dip and sprayed about 4 layers of this rubber on the stand and now it doesn't slip.

Now cut a hole for micro USB.

Step 2: The Qi Charging Parts

I found this Qi charging kit on Amazon for around $10

I desoldered the wires and added some jumper pins to the main board, then attached two female ended wires to the wire coil.

Step 3: Indent the Screws

I used a Remake Workstation to heat up the top of the screw to melt into the plastic so the screws are reseeded.

Step 4:

I position the board on the underside of the stand and make some drill marks then proceed to drill holes to mount the board using some Standoff Spacers that can be purchased on amazon.

Step 5: Mounting the Coils

I took some duck tape and put a layer on the back of the coils and cut the excess of then mounted it to the center of the board.

Step 6: All Done

Now plug in and enjoy.



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    3 Discussions


    3 years ago

    this won't work for AT&T phones. they only use powermat


    Reply 3 years ago

    There are some devices out there like the Nexus 4, 5, 6, and some galaxy s phones that support wireless charging.

    If you look there are adapters you can buy to charge iPhones.