Hi All,

I took a model A raspberry pi [1] a tft screen [2] and a Arduino gsm shield [3] to create a "mobile phone" [4]

It was a fun experiment to do, and in the end it did gave me a "phone" i can use. Unfortunately, it became so big and heavy, that it is more something to put on your desk as a clock. [5]

Some of the reasons to build a phone myself were:

-1 because you can ;-)
-2 the pi is made in large quantities and has a big community.
-3 up-to-date kernel
-4 huge collection of programs in the raspbian repository.

I hope it inspires someone to build a better model, smaller and with a better battery life.

Kind regards,

[1] http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/raspberry_pi_model_a_05.jpg
[2] http://www.adafruit.com/products/1601
[3] http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoGSMShield
[4] http://phranky.kapitein.org/images/100.JPG
[5] http://phranky.kapitein.org/images/1600.JPG

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