Many mobiles now come with wireless charging capabilities, allowing you to charge your phone by simply placing it over a base – no cords or plugs needed! In this project, we’ll add a wireless charging pocket to a backpack for holding a portable Qi charger. A portable charging bank is also a great source of power for wearable projects, so we’ll add a strip of NeoPixels to act as a visibility light and status bar. The light will glow when the charger is on, so you’ll know when power is flowing!
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