Today’s going to be a great day. We’re making progress on the project.1 Our plan:
- Print prior art and put in a binder
- Review prior art
- Decide on prototype
- Buy materials for prototype
- Build prototype
- Smoke test prototype
- Experiment with prototype
Print prior art and put in a binder
We printed all the material we found and posted here and here, three-hole-punched it and put it in a binder. Thanks to FinePrint,2 we didn’t use as much paper as we might otherwise have.
Review prior art
So much for this being a quick process. Instead, we just found a bunch more to review, this time at YouTube.
- Wireless Electricity (for under $20) and epower’s YouTube channel
- The Gadget Show – Wireless Electricity
- Wireless Energy Transfer
- Intel Seattle’s Wireless Energy Project
- MIT Physics Demo — Inductor Radio
Also interesting is MIT’s “Goodbye wires!” which links to a PDF of their paper, “Efficient wireless non-radiative mid-range energy transfer.”
Decide on prototype
It’s hard to beat cheap, so we’re going to attempt the Wireless Electricity (for under $20) project, though that cost estimate seems to assume already having a stocked experimenter’s lab. This is sending us down the bifilar winding rat hole and into Tesla territory. A lot of strange stuff (and denizens) there.
Buy materials for prototype
That starts tomorrow.
But wait — there’s more
See all posts on Jamison’s Wireless Power Transmission project.
- Jamison’s project is based on the Instructable, “Low-Power Wireless Charging.” â†©
- And Art. :-) â†©
2 responses to “Wireless Power Transmission, Part III”
I formerly lived in Colorado Springs – the home of Tesla. There is a museum and the central park is named after him – though most don’t know that.
Of course, they can’t even pronounce Willamette correctly there! ;)
Ha! Can they even pronounce Oregon correctly?
Tesla’s stuff is interesting. Unfortunately, a lot of people interested in it are also interesting in the more fiction side of science fiction and it’s hard to know what’s true. Oh well. Maybe it’s time to finish my Tesla coil and see if I can jam the neighborhood’s wireless routers. ;-)