BS in Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Department
This project involves designing and building an inductive charging system for Bluetooth earphones. This system provides a charging dock for a pair of retrofitted Bluetooth earphones and focuses on ease-of-use and convenience for the user. The motivations for this project include providing charging compatibility to changing audio technology and trends. Smart phones and other audio products are increasingly leaning towards wireless (Bluetooth) audio, and wireless headphones/headsets are naturally becoming more prevalent to match this trend. A small, easy to use, and efficient charging dock for these earphones seems like a necessary accessory for this technology to seem attractive to consumers. The end-product includes a charging station along a pair of headphones with a receiver coil and necessary receiver circuitry installed. The charging station is designed using SolidWorks and 3D printed to both house the transmitter circuitry as well as provide a platform for the headphones to be placed on.