2020-07-28 (Tu) InCompass

If this design gets implanted, it will need a wireless charging system. Right now, the most common consumer-grade equipment is inductance charging with the Qi protocol. I had a bundle with a charger and receiver for an Apple product. I removed the Lightning cable adapter and soldered a couple of 26 gauge wires in its place. From there, I soldered the wires to my Arduino's power pins. Adafruit recommends against this since it would be possible to supply 5V from the wireless charging unit, and USB simultaneously, which could cause trouble. I will be mindful and not allow this to happen.

Even though I tried three charging bases, I could not get the coil to power my board. It could have had to do with the "ID" wire on the unit, which I left unconnected. I tried shorting it to ground and power, but it still didn't fix anything. Next time, I will avoid the Lightning plug, and use an Android, which I have converted successfully.
Wireless charging pad on top

GitHub repo for Cardinal, aka InCompass

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7

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