I happen to be lucky enough to have access to a CNC and laser cutter at my makerspace, Nordeast Makers. I decided to build a nice enclosure out of wood, and a laser cut white LED diffuser.

I started by designing a quick enclosure in Sketchup and exporting to a DXF to CNC and laser cut.

I then cut out the wood boxes out of a nice piece of walnut on the CNC.

After cleaning them up, and sanding them, I applied a few coats of polyurethane to make them nice and shiny.

I used the same DXF file and cut out the diffuser and cover out of a 1/8" thick white acrylic. I cut out a circle in one piece for the panel mount barrel jack to fit into.

Then, I stuff everything inside the boxes, and used a bit of hot glue to keep everything in place (and to prevent the LEDs from shorting out). The white panels just locked into place perfectly (I didn't even need any glue).

Plugged it in, and it worked!

What projects have you built with an inductive charging set? Let us know in the forums!

This guide was first published on Oct 13, 2014. It was last updated on Oct 13, 2014.

This page (Enclosure & Assembly) was last updated on Nov 02, 2020.