This is the Wirelessly Powered PiBook running the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. The tablet charges anywhere on the table which has a power transmitter underneath it. It works similarly to the Wirelessly Powered Tesla Desk Lamp I created previously.
The lower violet LED indicates that it is getting a 6.5MHz signal and the upper violet LED indicates that 5VDC is being supplied.
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Hello all! I’m David, the maker behind the Wirelessly Powered PiBook and its power transmitting table. With the advent of viable, medium-distance wireless power I wanted to present this project to the DIY world for demonstration purposes. Many of our projects can be wirelessly powered at distances much greater than those currently achieved. Hopefully, affordable, DIY, A4WP-ready, wireless kits will become a reality soon. @Adafruit? wink, wink. Thanks for posting my project!