Laptops and phones that self-destruct on command

Have you got a laptop or printer that needs to be recycled? Here’s a cool idea for making them capable of disassembling themselves when required:

Active Disassembly is a promising technique for recycling electronics that relies on shape-memory connectors inside devices to pop apart under heat, separating valuable components without any manual labor required. Screws have been prototyped that lose their threads, as well as screen housings for laptops that pop apart to separate glass from LCD substrate. A typical cell phone can be broken down in seconds without any need to handle the toxic components”

Courtesy of Trends.

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