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Thread: Charging Bowl
07-08-2012, 10:20 PM #1
Crazy shit. I don't even know how that is possible. Pretty cool idea though. Like a fruit bowl for your electronics.
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07-08-2012, 10:48 PM #2
If that shit doesn't cause cancer and elephantitis I'd be surprised.
They should rename in the cancer box.Took me like 10 minutes to figure out how to change this shit
07-09-2012, 06:35 AM #3
Then keep your balls away from it. You don't to have to go around carrying your nuts in a wheel barrow.
It looks like a simple induction coil. How much does the thing cost though
07-09-2012, 12:06 PM #4
Look up inductive charging.
If you have a Mac, chances are you may already have something like that.
I've heard some of them use(used?) a magnet instead of a plug for if you trip over the cord.
Issue has always been getting it efficient, so they may not even do it anymore.
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07-09-2012, 06:01 PM #5not awesome
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Mac laptops use good old wired charging. There is a magnet which holds the power cord on, rather than the usual friction fit, and allows easy release if the cord is yanked. But the current flows through physical contacts. Apparently Apple has some patents on inductive charging, but I don't think they've come out with it yet.
I watched the video and I saw a white bucket suitable for storing cellphones, and a lot of pictures of AA batteries. It wasn't strong on showing the thing actually making power. (Of course that's sort of meaningless since a video demonstration could be staged.) Inductive charging exists, but it has two issues - low efficiency, and the device to be charged needs a receiving coil. Until they start building coils into all your devices, you would need something like a case that contains the receiving coil and snaps onto the device to contact the power port. These already exist at least as prototypes. Sort of neat in a 2001-ish way, but not as trick looking as a magic charging bucket.
07-10-2012, 08:42 AM #6
I guess I missed the point.
Yeah. Wireless charging is kinda hard. Can we resurrect Tesla?No longer stuck.
07-10-2012, 09:27 AM #7
Tesla was way ahead of his time. He is responsible for all our modern day electric. Edison can go fist himself.
Energizer makes a charging pad. You have to attach your phone to a receiving coil. Then you can toss it on the pad. I have no idea how and if it works.
07-10-2012, 11:45 AM #8