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‘MAKERphone’ Lets You Build Your Own Mobile Gadget For US$89
By Yoon Sann Wong, 12 Oct 2018
This DIY-gadget might not be an iPhone or Samsung, but the educational device will take you up-close and personal with programming, while having you build something with your own two hands.
‘MAKERphone’ is brainchild of 20-year-old Albert Gajšak, who has made it available as an Arduino-based, do-it-yourself mobile phone kit, suitable for anyone 11-years-old and above.
By building the gadget from scratch, ‘MAKERphone’ teaches you the fundamentals of electronics and programming using tools including Python and Scratch.
The kit comprises the ‘MAKERphone’ circuit board, casing, 128 by 160 full color TFT LCD for display and playing games, a GSM module, main microcomputer module, sound module, amplifier module and stick-on antenna. The estimated build time spans seven hours.
‘MAKERphone’ is now on Kickstarter, where it has garnered US$$52,595 of its US$15,000 goal at time of writing.
Learn more about ‘MAKERphone’ in the video below and on its Kickstarter page.
[via Kickstarter, video via TechAcute]
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