Man uses Raspberry Pi to build actual working cell phone for $158

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David Hunt Raspberry Pi-using tinkerer David Hunt—who previously built a bark-activated door opener for dogs—is at it again with a real, working cell phone powered by the tiny computer and a few other items. “PiPhone” cost Hunt $158 to build with these components, all held together with cable ties: Raspberry Pi Model B – $40 PiTFT Touchscreen 320×240 – $35 2500mAh LiPo battery – $15 SIM900 GSM/GPRS module – $48 DC-DC boost converter 3.3V – 5V 1A – $10 Cables, connectors, switch, etc. – $10 “As you can see from the cost of the components, you’d be FAR better off going into your local phone store and picking up a normal smartphone, but hey, where’s the fun in that?” Hunt wrote on his blog today . “I got a great kick out of the first phone call I made with this thing. And it won’t stay in one piece for long, I’ll be using those parts for other projects very soon!” Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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