Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday January 20, 2015

Automatically Charge Smartphones Using A Light Beam

Automatically charging your phone using a beam of light is a great idea.

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Microsoft researchers Yunxin Liu, Zhen Qin, and Chunshui Zhao in Beijing describe AutoCharge as an approach that automatically locates a smartphone on a desk and charges it. Their prototype charger, which you can mount on a ceiling, works in two ways: a detection mode that uses a Microsoft Kinect camera to scan for smartphone-like objects, and charging mode that uses an UltraFire CREE XM-L T6 Focusing LED Flashlight torch.