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Project by KE4NYV posted 02-07-2015 10:11 PM 1391 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed a good way to manage all of our portable electronics charging. I decided to build a charging station that could fit on our kitchen counter. I took it one step further and designed a four port USB charging power supply/module that I could build into the design. I installed two of these so we could have a total of eight charging ports.

The charging station it’self is made of red oak and poplar. I did simple dado joints for the pocket dividers and butt jointed the main box to the end panels. Finish is several coats of clear spray laquer.

For the USB charger port cutouts, I decided to mill some thin red oak panels and then cut them out with my CNC. I was really pleased with how they turned out.

This project was a nice mix of woodworking, electronics and CNC. I created a new video for the project and it’s available to watch at my YouTube channel:

http://youtu.be/Op8pXeKBdwA

Thanks for watching!

-- Jason R.





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Northlang

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#1 posted 02-09-2015 04:06 AM

Good idea

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#2 posted 02-09-2015 04:44 AM

I was thinking about just this problem earlier today. The woodworking part i can fugure out its the electrical stuff that would gave me buffaloed. A nicely dine oroject thank you for the video.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 02-09-2015 04:51 AM

Thanks, guys! I’m considering offering the USB power supply module through my electronics company website.

-- Jason R.

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#4 posted 02-09-2015 05:12 AM

That would be a product I’d be really interested in.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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