3D printing powers laser-assisted wireless phone chargers at UW

3D printing powers laser-assisted wireless phone chargers at UW

3D printing has been used to help make a laser-powered phone charger in a study at the University of Washington (UW). The high-tech, sci-fi device has been made by the team as a possible wireless power source for rechargeable electronics, and is fully designed with safety in mind. Could the technology untangle the humble plug? Mobile charging without getting fried To generate enough power to charge a mobile phone, the charging laser needs to emit a steady 2 W rate of energy. Though a relatively low wattage when compared to a household light bulb, this rate, and the fact […]

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