Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox! Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

DIY Arduino Cell Phone: aPhone Uno

by Lambert Varias

It’s really amazing how today’s technology enables us to build complex gadgets on our own. Just take a look at Instructables member Ye Xiaobo’s fully functioning cell phone. It can send and receive phone calls and text messages, and it even has a touchscreen. How it looks – and costs – is another thing altogether.

arduino-uno-cell-phone-by-ye-xiaobo

The phone is based on the Arduino Uno. It has a 2.8″ TFT Touch Shield for a screen, a GPRS Shield to connect to GSM and GPRS networks, a rechargeable Li-ion battery and a 3D printed housing.

Put your MacGyver jacket on and head to Instructables to find out how to make your own cell phone. Xiaobo also put together a one-stop parts list on Seeed. Here’s the funny part: the phone will cost you $173.10 (USD) to build, excluding the cost of printing the housing. Oh, and then you need to pay for phone service.

[via Hack A Day]




Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

Super Mario 64 Running in Unreal Engine Truly is Unreal

Super Mario 64 Running in Unreal Engine Truly is Unreal

Atari 2600 Joystick Candle: Coldbreaker

Atari 2600 Joystick Candle: Coldbreaker

Gamer Rage Leads to Broken PS3 Controller, Soccer Star to Pay for Replacement

Gamer Rage Leads to Broken PS3 Controller, Soccer Star to Pay for Replacement

Ripple Maker Makes Fancy Coffee Art

Ripple Maker Makes Fancy Coffee Art

Deal: Save 33% off the Keyport Slide 2.0 Key Organizer Bundle

Deal: Save 33% off the Keyport Slide 2.0 Key Organizer Bundle

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
discussion by