1 Front cover – Injection molded plastic
2. Back over – Injection molded plastic
3. Back battery cover – Injection molded plastic
4. inner keypad – Silicon
5. outer dial keypad – Injection molded plastic
6. Volume control button – Injection molded plastic
7. Selection keys – Injection molded plastic
8. Talk / Off keys – Injection molded plastic
9. Battery pack – Voltage: 2.4V – Capacity: 600mAh
10. Main circuit board
11. 1.25″x 1.5 monochrome LCD panel – Glass
12. LCD mounting tape – Magnetic tape
13. Screen backing square – Plastic
14. Screen backing – Injection molded plastic
15 Screen back holder – Injection molded plastic
16. Front screen covering – Injection molded plastic
17. Front screen protectant – Foam
18. Receiver – magnetic, metal
19. Speaker – magnetic, metal
20. Speaker clip – metal
21. Screws – metal
Circuit board parts:
Small Philips screwdriver
Small flathead screwdriver
One design element that interested me were the layers of plastics and protectants on the screen. I assumed that a phone without a touch screen would just have fewer things on it.
I was also very interested in the dial buttons both in plastic and in silicon. I have never thought about what the keys looked like in a phone and how they interacted with the circuit board. And I was surprised to see how the keys are thinly laid out in injection molding plastic.
I would say overall that I was surprised at how few parts were in the inner portion of the phone, and how the majority of its volume is plastic. I often think these phones are too light and I assume that the designer made so much out of a light plastic for cost reasons.
I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and I have been living between NYC and LA for the last five years. Before PoD, I studied Photography and Latin American and Iberian Studies at Bard College. I am really interested in, and plan on centering my design practice on social and racial justice.
I really love to photograph with my large format camera as well as go to movies and biking. Traveling is my favorite activity, and I love to go on road trips or impromptu vacations. I don’t have experience working with Arduino, but I am really excited to start making in this class!