Bringing to you the latest, touch screen PiPhone. Like the name suggest, it’s a Raspberry Pi (with an Adafruit TFT Screen) with GSM Card in it, microphone and headphone input output. It has a DC-DC converter and a 5 V battery. It’s a standalone phone with power LEDs. And yes, you can talk on it. Real time. On a real cellular network. See the video, if you don’t believe us.
You’re going to need a 2.8 inch, resistive TFT touch screen, Raspberry Pi, SD Memory Card, 1200mAh Li Battery, battery converter, FONA, Antenna and hands free equipment. If you don’t want to go headless, arrange for a keyboard and a monitor. For the other parts and tools, refer to the source link.
To set it up, you will need to install Raspbian and PiTFT Setup. Install the Python libraries, wiring Pi library and Python wrapper. Get the PiPhone python script and start with the hardware setup. You can get the wiring diagrams from the source link. and post assembly, this is how your phone will look like. You could create your own casing.
Raspbian takes a little longer to reboot, but it is definitely, worth it. Who knows you might be the next big mobile phone producer, competing against the biggies.
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