This is one of those projects that people with a fair amount of tech-savvy will absolutely love while those of you who are frightened by things like buttons and wires will more than likely steer clear of, which is probably a good thing. But if you do happen to be someone who swoons at the idea of constructing a phone from scratch and cherrying it out via Lisa Frank stickers then perhaps the DIY Cellphone will be up your alley.
The project is going to run you around $200 to complete (which will include the circuit board and other components) and you will need to know how to use a soldering iron in order to make the phone. There are also a few other items that you will need as well like plywood and veneer and access to a laser cutter (for the circuit board) or some way of creating the enclosure for it.
In short, this is not going to be something you can complete lickety-split. You will need patience and some know-how going in but the end result is that you will end up owning a super-personal phone that can make and receive calls, is able to text and will have a contact list that you can call from…you know, the basics.
If you are psyched to make one of these babies for yourself click HERE for all the instructions, as well as links to purchase the components and circuit board.
I can’t wait to see how your uPhone turns out.
Source: Red Ferret