Wireless Power Transmission, Part III

Wireless Power Transmission, Part III

Today’s going to be a great day. We’re making progress on the project.1 Our plan:

  1. Print prior art and put in a binder
  2. Review prior art
  3. Decide on prototype
  4. Buy materials for prototype
  5. Build prototype
  6. Smoke test prototype
  7. 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.

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.


  1. Jamison’s project is based on the Instructable, “Low-Power Wireless Charging.” 
  2. And Art. :-) 

Author: Brent Logan

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2 thoughts on “Wireless Power Transmission, Part III”

  1. 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! ;)

    1. 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. ;-)

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