I am looking into building a self-docking robot that can charge itself when needed. To accelerate the prototyping phase, I am considering AlphaBot2 with Raspberry Pi 3 B+ as a development platform. I have two main concerns:
1) AlphaBot2 docs have very little information on power consumption and providing an alternative battery source. I am worried about the tightly designed PCB not providing a way to charge the battery pack or add an alternative power source. Does anybody have experience with this kit?
2) Would an inductive charging set like this one be able to charge a 3.7V Li-Po or Li-Ion battery through the PowerBoost 500 charger? I don't care about charge-time being too long, as long as it's possible since I am more interested in the software challenge of finding the dock and aligning with it.
I appreciate any guidance and information you can provide. Thank you!