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April 14, 2016 AT 4:29 pm

From the Forums: Homemade Remote Control Combines XBee, Qi, #Arduino, and More!

Forums user linuxworks sent this in a while back – it’s a great combination of multiple technologies including Arduino (you can see the IC underneath the OLED display), XBee, Qi wireless charging a LiPo battery, and some really slick components and layout. That dot PCB background is also a really great ‘feature’ of this image:

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this will be my first time using both li-poly and Qi. I have a POC thrown together that uses the adafruit lipo, charger board and qi charging coil. I wired it up and I’m giving it its first test-run

And linuxworks then went on to design a case for the whole thing to fit in; kudos on the semi-transparent look that probably gives some operators double-takes:

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Thanks again to linuxworks for sending this in; you can find more images from this project build on their Flickr photostream.


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