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.
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.
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.
The pieces and the body
The body features a series of slots in which the modules are placed.
The front of the body has two slots: one for the camera and the other for the display.
This case becomes an additional display that shows notifications and reminders. Once the case is folded, it protects the phone.
The case-display prototype would become one of the modules that constitutes the phone.
Front and back
The modules were printed in 3D to recreate a Project Ara phone.
The phone’s skeleton was designed by Google.
The modules' design
Miami-based Yezz is one of the companies that are designing and creating the modules for Project Ara’s phones.
One of the 100 modules that Yezz is proposing consists of a solar panel that charges the device.
This design conceives of a module that serves as a breathalyzer.
The idea behind Project Ara is based on a series of modules that the consumer con put together to build a personalized phone.
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.
Yezz has presented 100 ideas for modules that may materialize before the end of 2015.
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.