Friday, 29 November 2013 16:13
I've seen this story floating around for a couple days and thought I would share it for all of you "do it yourself" people out there.
If you aren't happy with the current selection of phones out there today why not make your very own for the low price of $200? The Verge has the details on how you can build your very own "one of a kind" phone. Sure it might not be the best looking phone, but you can be sure you will be the only one of your friends who has one!
David Mellis, one of the minds behind the Arduino platform, has released the blueprints to a cellphone that, with time and patience, anyone can build. Mellis used the readily available Arduino GSM Shield, which lets Arduino-based machines access the web over cellular networks, as the basis for his project, but greatly expanded upon the component's hardware and software, adding support for a display, buttons, speaker, microphone, and a full interface. The result is a basic cellphone that can make and receive calls, text messages, store names and numbers, and display the time.