I recently saw a hands on video for the Porto Rico release I believe. It look quite good and the first thing that came to mind was the thing needs a back cover. Pretty good idea OP. I was thinking something simple like an iphone cover, primarily to hold the shells in place. The way he was sliding the shells in and out got me thinking, those things are bound to come out sooner or later. I have a nasty habit of carrying my phone everywhere and wouldn't want a shell dropping out while I'm waving my hands around presenting or something.
I really want this thing to come out soon. Just hope its something that lives for years. Really tired of being forced to buy phones with features i dont need.
First things first don't hide the beauty of the modularity of this device.
Second I feel a case is ugly it is disrespect towards the phone and its manufacturer
And third please don't make any relations between project ara and iPhone is disrespect of the concept .
And for your question the epms can apply 30 newtons of force . I don't think the modules can pop out when that much force acts on the.
How about instead of a traditional back cover, you just have a sort of spider web that fits between the modules and fills up that space, and the space around them, holding them in? That way, the module artwork would still be there, the modules would be secured in place, and cameras wouldn't have problems in any location. Boom. Problem solved.
Because they (google) said electromagnets? I don't know how it works either, but that's what they said. Potentially passive phase shifting magnets? Magnetize when current passes through one direction, then demagnetize when current is passed the other direction. Don't require constant current, I don't believe.
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