The hacking community never ceases to amaze me, experienced tinkerer Rod Whitby has posted up his efforts in getting inductive charging up and running on a Nexus 7 tablet. Whilst the tinkering is still continuing, you can follow progress in a series of posts on Google+.
You can read the full guide here.
Wireless Charging a Nexus 7
Rod is using a concept that has proved successful for modding other devices in the past, the charging technology has been introduced to the Nexus 7 by adapting the Touchstone charging dock and circuitry taken from old Palm smartphones.
The series of posts is particularly interesting as it tracks the story of how the mod is progressing and how it has evolved. So far Rod has determined that one charging coil won’t be enough to provide the required voltage, but if he can fit two in…
I wonder if wireless charging won’t be added to the second generation Nexus 7, I think it would definitely be on my wish list along with HDMI out and expandable storage. If the Nexus 4 has it then this has got to be a technology Google would be pushing in their design input.
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