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Piece by piece: A look at Yezz's take on Google's Project Ara (pictures)

Miami-based Yezz has presented a wide variety of modules prototypes for Project Ara, from a cellphone case that doubles as a display to a video-game controller.

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Raúl García

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Parts and pieces

The display, processor, speakers, front and back cameras, flash, SIM card, battery and even a wireless charging port are independent and separate modules that are put and held together within an aluminum body.

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A case that protects the display and charges the phone

One of the 100 prototypes that Yezz has proposed for Google’s Project Ara is a solar panel in the shape of a cellphone cover: it both protects the display and transforms solar energy to power the phone.

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The case

Another idea for a cellphone cover is one that turns into an alternative display when you open it. This secondary display would show notifications and reminders.

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The pieces and the body

The body features a series of slots in which the modules are placed.

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The front

The front of the body has two slots: one for the camera and the other for the display.

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The display

This case becomes an additional display that shows notifications and reminders. Once the case is folded, it protects the phone.

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The module

The case-display prototype would become one of the modules that constitutes the phone.

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Front and back

The modules were printed in 3D to recreate a Project Ara phone.

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The body

The phone’s skeleton was designed by Google.

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The modules' design

Miami-based Yezz is one of the companies that are designing and creating the modules for Project Ara’s phones.

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Yezz modules

One of the 100 modules that Yezz is proposing consists of a solar panel that charges the device.

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Limitless ideas

This design conceives of a module that serves as a breathalyzer.

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Project Ara

The idea behind Project Ara is based on a series of modules that the consumer con put together to build a personalized phone.

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Gaming module

Another idea for a module is a video-game controller that would connect to your phone by snapping it into one of the slots in the back of the device.

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Gaming module

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Modules everywhere

Yezz has presented 100 ideas for modules that may materialize before the end of 2015.

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Latinos behind Project Ara

Yezz’s Luis Sosa and José Luis Zreik, of Venezuela, will test the modules in Puerto Rico in the coming months.

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