Overview

Here’s how to build a wireless charger for Qi compatible devices like the Apple Watch.

Forget waiting on a kickstarter, you can hack your existing charger and build your own portable charger with components from Adafruit.

Smart Charging

The Adafruit Powerboost 1000C features smart charging. Combined with a 2000mAh lipo battery and a slide switch, you can build your own wireless charger that has lots of power.

Our 3D printed enclosure is compact and houses all of the components. You can choose from two case designs if you'd like to charge devices using a USB cable.

Prerequisite Guides

Check out the following guides below to get a better understanding of the Powerboost 1000C pin outs.

PowerBoost 1000C

Parts, Tool & Supplies

If you don't have access to a 3D printer, you can send the files to a service or check with your local hackerspace/library.

This guide was first published on May 12, 2015. It was last updated on Nov 15, 2018. This page (Overview) was last updated on May 19, 2015.