Wild-Type Solar
Wild-Type Engineering

2017 — 2018

Solar is a collection of experimental devices; a collection of smartphones that are capable of running fully on their own renewable energy. This project is still under development.










Wild-Type is a platform for hardware experiments. Solar is our second generation of devices; a collection of smartphones that are capable of running fully on their own renewable energy.

Wild-Type Solar is designed to be functional, sustainable, and beautiful. Both Type IV and Type V have a net zero carbon footprint and are made from recycled aluminum and the purest refined mineralogical components. Because both devices have an upgradable interior and durable exterior, you need never buy another smartphone again.

Type IV is designed to compete with other top-of-the-line smartphones; it has an OLED display and two rear-facing cameras. Type V comes in two variants. Both are designed to be low-cost, lightweight devices; variant one (pictured above) has an e-ink display and no cameras, while variant two has a split OLED/e-ink display and a single rear-facing camera.

More images for this project are forthcoming. Complementary liquid glass imagery taken by Qiu Yang.


Eli Block © 2018