Assembly

Prepare board

To hide the wires that connect the coil to the board, we can unsolder the wires from the coil. Hold the board up using a panavise or a set of helping third hands. 

Clean up off any large blots of solder that may be on the pads or wires with a solder sucker.

Thread wires through stand

Check that the wire can fit through the cutout. Use a filing tool to widen the cutout. Make sure no blobs of solder are blocking wires from fitting through.

The metal square should snap fit into the recess on the stand. First, poke the wire tips through the cutout. Use tweezer to pull the rest of the wire through.

The protective coating is easy to chip off, be careful not to bend wires excessively.

Snap fit coil

The recess on the stand should have enough clearence for the wires to snap fit in to place.

Thread the whole length of the wire through the cutout and then press fit the top of the metal square.

Mount the board

Place the PCB over the standoffs and line up the mounting holes with the standoffs. Position the board so the USB ports are facing towards the bottom of the stand. 

Use M3 x .5 x 6m phillips flat head machine screws to mount the board to the stand offs.

Resolder connections

Take care not to bend each wire as you solder the connects back to the board.

Use tweezers to help keep wires steady while you solder. The wire coming from the inside of the coil connects to the pad closest to the small black chip on the board.

Wirelessly Charge Devices

Connect a microUSB cable to an available port on a computer or 5V power supply to charge devices.

Customize design

Modify the source files to make the stand portable by adding a battery to the bottom of the stand!

This guide was first published on Sep 14, 2015. It was last updated on Sep 14, 2015. This page (Assembly) was last updated on Apr 15, 2019.