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Goal to implement wireless charging of dermatology device "SkImager" was successful. A miniature wireless power receiver board was designed, home assembled, tested and integrated into Skimager. See Blog nr 08. Thanks for support to the group of Prof. Janis Spigulis at the University of Latvia where skin dermatology camera "Skimager" is developed and, in particular, to Janis Zaharans and Uldis Rubins. About 10 more people (collegues, students, visitors) learned about the wireless charging technique.
These blogs were prepared within the 2014 Wireless Power Challenge run by Farnell/Element 14 also providing a voucher for purchasing parts. Thanks to Wurth Elektronik for kindly providing Qi-compatible wireless power evaluation kit and extra coils free of charge. All this could happen only because Texas Instruments has developed highly-integrated Qi chips. I am grateful to TI for free samples.
It was a pleasure to visit Wurth Elektronik stand at Electronica in Munich.
This was my first time as a roadtester.Power challenge has been a very expiring and creative period for me and interacting with other roadtesters allowed me to learn many new things. I became more confident in SMD electronics. I enjoy reading Element 14 community discussions about novel electronics topics. Well-designed webinterface allows to create advaced blogs, just one has to annotate blogpost order. I will be happy to contribute as a roadtester in future.