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Arduino Cell phone (hackaday.com)
53 points by hansc on Sept 6, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 8 comments

"Arduino dialler" is probably more appropriate. The cell phone is entirely off the Arduino.

Android phones are the same way. The android system runs on a separate processor from all of the cell stuff. They communicate over a bus.

All true. For a real open-source cell phone (as mentioned in the hackaday comments), see the OsmocomBB project at <http://bb.osmocom.org/>.

Fixed link. http://bb.osmocom.org/trac

Site seems to be having trouble with the traffic though.

It's a cool hack, but with 32 bit ARM chips as cheap as they are, I'm a bit skeptical that anyone really wants an 8-bit phone that's "only" a phone when you can get a smartphone for a similar hardware cost.

Also, I'm trying to envision the slice of the world that simultaneously cares about an "open source" cell phone, but doesn't want a full featured smart phone. Maybe people like that exist, but I certainly don't know any of them (I know that doesn't prove anything, just saying...)

One application I think would be pretty cool for this would be some kind of remote monitoring, or remote controlled device - if you could get an SMS plan with that shield and then hook up sensors/actuators to the arduino, you could potentially get data off it via SMS, or control it remotely via SMS. That would be cool.

You're onto something with the last part. I saw this and figured it would be perfect for a security system that would call someone when it was breached.

With regard to your last paragraph: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smartthings/smartthings-...

Full Disclosure: I know one the founders. Amazing guys working on some very cool things.

Anyone else remember OpenMoko ?

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