Presenting a self assembling phone from the stables of MIT

Researchers at MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab have developed a working cell phone which is self-setting up and is based on elements with lock-and-critical puzzle-piece variety mechanisms. That is, it will only mate with the appropriate reverse pieces, and will reject non-compatible type elements.

This explores that how with a few components, a source of energy, and the right interactions, a cell phone could “build itself,” without the need for human or even high-tech automation.