MAKERphone DIY Kit Lets You Build Your Own Smartphone

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CroatiantechnologystartupCircuitMesshaslaunchedonKickstarteraDIYkitcalledMAKERphonethatletsyoubuildasmartphone?

Thiseducationalprojectfollowsthesuccess?

ofthefirstlaunchedby?

AlbertGaj?

ak,founderof?

CircuitMess?

earlierthisyearwhichsimilarlyofferedinvestorsthechancetobuildtheirown8-bit,Arduino-basedgamingconsole–the?

MAKERbuino。

MAKERphoneisaneducationalDIYmobilephonedesignedtobringelectronicsandprogrammingtothecrowdinafunandinterestingway。

It’safullyfunctionalmobilephonethatyouassembleandcodeyourself?

MAKERphonecandoallthebasicmobilephone-ishthingsmakephonecalls,sendtextmessages,playgames,listentomusic,connecttoWi-Fi,butthemainpointisthatitcomesinakitform(notassembled)。

BuyerswillgetaboxofpartsandaccesstoonlinetutorialstowalkthemthroughtheassemblyofcomponentsandthecreationofgamesandappsusingScratch,MicroPythonandArduinoIDE(whichisbasedonC/C++)。

WithMAKERphone,we’retryingtoshowpeoplethateverymachineyouseewasdesignedbyahumanbeingnotdifferentnorsmarterthanthemselves?

saysAlbert,thecreatorofMAKERphone。

TheDIYkitincludesa1。

8-inch,128x160resolutioncolorLCDdisplay,maincircuitboard,soundmodulewithdedicated10-bitDACandelectronicvolumecontroller,RGBLEDs,laser-cutacrylichousing,GSMmodule,microcomputerwithintegratedWi-FiandBluetoothand4MBofbuilt-inflashmemory。

Thekitcomessuppliedwitha128MBSDcardcontainingsomeapps,toolsandgamestogetstarted,anda600mAhLi-Polbattery。

MakerswillneedtosupplytheirownmicroSIMcard。

Andaswellasaphysicalnumerickeypadoutfront,theresa4-waymechanicaljoystickandmulti-purposeaddressablebuttons。

TheKickstartercampaignhasbeenlaunched?

Wednesday,October10th,2018,withagoalof$15,000。

Pledgesstartat$89,butifyouwantCircuitMesstosupplyyouwiththetoolsnecessarytobuildtheMakerPhone,youllneedtoplumpforthe$119pledgelevel。