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Guy Builds Himself a Smartphone Using Raspberry Pi

Posted on the 26 April 2014 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

Making yourself a smartphone has never been so easy. Linux software engineer David Hunt found out about this after finishing his latest project – PiPhone, a DIY smartphone based on a Raspberry Pi for just $158. It only took him a Raspberry Pi computer, a PiTFT Touchscreen, 2500mAh LiPo battery, SIM900 GSM/GPRS module and a DC-DC boost converter to build this nifty little phone. Check out the video to see it in action.

“It’s more of a proof of concept to see what could be done with a relatively small form factor with off-the-shelf (cheap) components,” Dave wrote on his blog post. “I don’t expect everyone to be rushing out to build this one, but I had great fun in doing it.”

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[Source: PiPhone – A Raspberry Pi based Smartphone - David Hunt ]
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