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Space Engineer Justine Haupt’s DIY Rotary Cell Phone

In an attempt to remedy the harm of an always-on lifestyle, Brookhaven National Laboratory astronomy instrumentation engineer Justine Haupt stripped a mobile phone down to its essentials in order to assemble her handheld rotary cellphone. For the DIY invention, three years in the making, Haupt paired a rotary mechanism from an old Trimline telephone with a microcontroller and Adafruit Fona 3G cell transceiver. She then …
Tags: Design, Diy, Tech, Mobile Phones, Phones, Linkaboutit, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Haupt, Justine Haupt, Rotary Phones, Space Engineers, Adafruit Fona

Engineer Creates Functional, Practical Rotary Cell Phone with ePaper Screen

Justine Haupt is difficult to summarize. Her official job title is Instrumentation Developer for Cosmology, Astronomy, and Quantum Networking at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, where she's been for ten years; she's run Sky's Edge Robotics, her own company, for the past year; she's an engineer for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which when complete will "produce the deepest, widest image of the universe;" and she's Director of Radio Astronomy at the Custer Institute, an observatory on Lo...
Tags: Design, Long Island, Object Culture, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Haupt, Radio Astronomy, Justine Haupt, Edge Robotics, Custer Institute

Someone made a rotary mobile phone and it looks like the stuff of multiverses!

If you’re looking down at your smartphone right now as you read this, try to look beyond the illuminated pixels and fathom the amount of un-understandable technology that’s gone into making that thin smart-slab you’re holding between your fingers. In a mere span of 20 years, we’ve gone from landline telephones (which aren’t entirely complex) to giz-whiz 4G LTE touchscreens with the ability to upload and download immense amounts of data in split seconds. Skilled (and definitely eccentric) maker J...
Tags: Design, Cellphones, Popular, Recreation, Product Design, Random, Justine, Haupt, Dumbphone, Dumb-phone, Justine Haupt, Rotary Cellphone, Rotary Dial

BIG unveils sweeping overhaul to Smithsonian Campus Master Plan

BIG has unveiled an updated vision for the Smithsonian Campus Master Plan, a major redevelopment project in Washington, D.C. that’s been mired by debate. When the renowned architecture firm unveiled their initial plan in 2014, they drew fire from critics opposing the removal of the iconic Enid A. Haupt Garden, a four-acre garden that sits in front of the Castle. This time around, BIG’s proposal attempts to balance modernization with preservation, including plans to reconstruct the Haupt Garden b...
Tags: Design, Washington, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, Bjarke Ingels, Big, Haupt, Haupt Garden, Sculpture Garden, Sackler Gallery, South Mall Campus, Quadrangle Building, South Mall

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