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Video: You can build your own Raspberry Pi phone for $160

28
Apr
2014

It’s ugly, bulky and dumb (at least for now), but the PiPhone proves that one can build a working Raspberry Pi-based cell phone with ease. Developer David Hunt turned a Raspberry Pi Model B computer that retails for $40 into a handset by spending an extra $120 on other components, including a PiTFT Touchscreen, a 2,500 mAh battery and a SIM900 GSM/GPRS module. “As you can see from the cost of the components, you’d be FAR better off going into your local phone store and picking up a normal smartphone, but hey, where’s the fun in that,” Hunt said on his blog. “I got a great kick out of the first phone call I made with this thing. And it

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