Adafruit will not be shipping orders Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22, 2018. Expedited orders placed after 11am ET Wednesday November 21 will go out Friday November 23.
0

DIY Cellphone

Cellphone
Circuit

High-Low Tech – DIY Cellphone.

An exploration into the possibilities for individual construction and customization of the most ubiquitous of electronic devices, the cellphone. By creating and sharing open-source designs for the phone’s circuit board and case, we hope to encourage a proliferation of personalized and diverse mobile phones. Freed from the constraints of mass production, we plan to explore diverse materials, shapes, and functions. We hope that the project will help us explore and expand the limits of do-it-yourself (DIY) practice. How close can a homemade project come to the design of a cutting edge device? What are the economics of building a high-tech device in small quantities? Which parts are even available to individual consumers? What’s required for people to customize and build their own devices?

The display is the Adafruit color 1.8″, 160×128 pixel, TFT screen on a breakout board.


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 8,700+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Bill Gross’s 7 lessons to help you and your business succeed

Wearables — Emphasize the light

Electronics — = != ==.

Biohacking — The Exercise Connection to Ketones and BDNF

Python for Microcontrollers — Python powers costumes, and community @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



2 Comments

  1. o_O
    That is just awesome!!!
    Who cares about customizing your phone when you can MAKE a custom phone?

  2. Nice project, although I would have chosen a more DIY compatible module like the Simcom SIM900D (something) or the smaller SIM700DZ (or something).

    From my experience the main problem actually is power for the GSM module. You need a fairly low impedance source to be able to reliably supply enough power for those 4 amp surges. The voltage may (according to the datasheet) only drop 200 mV or so. That’s 50 mOhms. However it you run it at the maximum voltage (4 Volts) it’s more forgiving.
    What can solve the problem is that most (if not all) GSM-modules have a built in charger for Lithium Ion batteries, so you can use those as a power source.

    What I’d do with such a device would be a terminal to my computer at home. Those GSM modules often have an integrated TCP/IP stack.

    More info can be found in my 2600 article available in beautiful print at your local store, or directly from 2600, or if you can’t get it there, it’s also here http://casandro.dyndns.org/2600/towards_a_hacker_friendly_mobile_world.txt

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.