Handmade smartphone

David Mellis, one of the creators of the computing platform Arduino, did the unbelievable! He published the blueprints he planned to build a smartphone. Before you quickly question this work, we must warn you that it is not an easy job for anyone to make a DIY smartphone! Mellis supports the creation of the protocol Arduino GSM Shield, through which the devices run on Arduino environment may be associated with both mobile networks and to Internet-based nodes. With the technical assistance of the MIT Media Lab, the Mellis added to prototype a full user interface, screen, keyboard, speakers and microphone.

Arduino GSM Shield

Arduino GSM Shield

Arduino GSM Shield

Arduino GSM Shield

The result is a basic cell phone that receives calls and text messages, store names and numbers, and shows the time. Along the way, the device Mellis will gain access and most complex interface. Both the chassis, and the other hardware components of the device were made either of wood or by 3D printing and of course may vary as appropriate. According to preliminary estimates, the DIY smartphone Mellis not expected to cost more than 200 dollars around 148 euros.

Arduino GSM Shield

Arduino GSM Shield

Arduino GSM Shield

Arduino GSM Shield

By Nicole P.

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