Phonetron

Published 2016 July 20

This project started when AT&T notified me they were shutting down their 2G network in Portland and that my current “dumb” phone (a Motofone f3) would no longer work.

So I decided to design and build a high-end dumb phone.

I knew this was in the realm of possibility because I’d seen an MIT Media Lab’s David Mellis publish plans for a DIY cellphone.

Here’s the current design, as of June 2015:

phone design

Now that I’ve made a working prototype, I’m now refining the aesthetics. More details later.

This talk overviews the project.

!!con talk (2015 May)