Red, the makers of some of the most desirable high end camera gear are branching out to make a mobile phone. Red being Red you can be guaranteed that this will be no normal Android mobile phone, not by any stretch of your imagination. Early demonstrations seem to suggest this is exactly the right assumption, from its titanium industrial looking body to its holographic display this is shaping up to be a work of high tech art. Red are aiming to manufacture nothing short of a cinematic revolution that can fit into your pocket.
Project Ara has gone live, the first public demonstration of a working prototype took place on May 29, 2015 at the Google I/O conference. The day that changed how we connect electronics together.
Project Ara Lead Engineer Rafa Camargo took the helm for the demonstration, happily hands on with Project Ara, snapping into place all of the modules that make a phone a phone. Startup time and operation seemed just like any other phone. Taking a picture of an audience with a phone, now that’s pure Rafa. What makes Project Ara so special then? Its whats on under the surface that makes the difference.
Mobile phone and laptop batteries developed a reputation for exploding many years ago but the footage of it happening in the wild was rare. YouTuber Fabio Gomes has come to the rescue by stabbing a battery with a sharp knife and providing the evidence that treating a modern battery poorly can lead to very bad things.
As can be seen in the video when a battery releases its full charge in a few seconds things get very energetic very quickly. These portable power supplies are after-all high energy devices attempting to safely store large amounts of energy in an ever increasingly small space.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the high energy demonstration video of a battery being pushed past its point of failure. Sit back relax and prepare for unexpected results from inappropriate actions.