Inductive Coin

 

Printed Electronic Components

Functional, printed electronic components can be fabricated using the Voxel8 Developer’s Kit. An inductive coil, for example, enables the wireless transmission of power from a charging station to the printed component inside the part. When the 3D printed ‘coin’ is placed on the charging station, the resulting magnetic flux induces current within the printed silver coil, lighting the LED inside.

Inductive power transmission can be used as an alternative to embedded batteries and wired connectors. Similar coil geometries can be used for printed antennas that transmit and receive wireless signals.