Today, there is a very popular wireless charging standard called Qi, suitable especially for smartphones. Unfortunately, the user is required to align his device with the charging coil. We want to remove this limitation and came up with the idea of dynamically moving the charging coils to the devices. For this project, we built a table which detects when a smartphone was put onto its surface and moves a charging coil to that position. Although our prototype is working in principle, there is still room for improvement. In our testing, the system as a whole only managed to charge a device a few times.
This was a group project in spring semester 2016. I worked together with Raphalea Eberli and Felix Graule.
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