Eventually, the experiment unveils the key technical elements which include the miniature motor (covered up by a velcro piece) and a single black cable that connects from the battery and forms the “laces.” Despite the layers of deconstruction, they found that as long as the motor and cables were in-tact and charged, the footwear still retained its self-lacing ability. Not only did Lincoln and Dan expose the elements inside of the shoe, but they also discovered another nifty use for the charging pad included in the box — it can also be used to power up at least three cell phones at a time.
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