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You too can build your very own cell phone from scratch for just $200

0. phoneArena 28 Nov 2013, 17:07 posted on

David Mellis, who occupies his time at MIT’s Media Lab, has provided all the plans needed for someone...

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posted on 28 Nov 2013, 17:28 7

1. madmikepr (Posts: 107; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


this is the start of the PhoneBloks or project Ara maybe ??

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 18:04 6

3. Shatter (Posts: 2023; Member since: 29 May 2013)


They don't want phone blocks to become a reality because it means they lose a ton of $.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 00:53

9. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


another cellphone trigger for those crazy bomber.
Not good at all.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 15:10 1

15. tuminatr (Posts: 680; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


naa they would just go buy a prepay phone much cheaper

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 17:34

2. SiehSamuel (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


This can be the begining of project ara

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 18:30 8

4. mturby (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


build this for $200 or buy a Moto G for the same price.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 19:12 2

5. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)


x2 or even buy a optimus g for 200

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 19:33 2

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Moto G Is Not hipster enough tho

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 09:06

13. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Keep buying what they're selling, monkey. ; )

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 19:44

7. Jurdiales (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


What if we put an EB40 battery on that piece of wood? (The EB40 is the Droid RAZR MAXX battery - 3300 MAh!)

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 06:36

11. TheOldOne (Posts: 86; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


no need, you can have a wire going into your backpack, where you will keeping the (really huge) battery ;)

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 23:48

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2611; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Phonebloks! by Dave Hakkens may be a start for the project Ara or something similar.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 04:36 2

10. DOODpls (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Orrr, just buy a $50 phone

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 09:10

14. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


But what if you can learn to build a phone yourself? Then one day as the parts become less expensive, your new design is the next big hit. If we continue to just buy these things, eventually no one is left to invent.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 07:01 1

12. PBXtech (Posts: 976; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Steampunk keeps coming to mind.

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