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More than 2 years ago I had made an instructable - ArduinoPhone.

ArduinoPhone was big and it's difficult for the beginner to make one. As there's a step to make the charge circuit.

And I had heard so many voice that when will you make ArudinoPhone 2.0 for this 2 years. I think I really should make it someday.

It's lucky that I have got some free time for the past month, so I spend about 3 weekend to design it. And now it's done. Before you read about the steps, let's view some featured of ArduinoPhone2.0.

  • Even more thinner, about 20 mm
  • Support of solar and DC adopt charge
  • Much more easy to install
  • A longer standby time, more that 50 hours
  • On board MIC and Speaker, say goodbye to the earphone
  • 3D print sheel

Step 1: What do we need

<p>Hi</p><p>Could you help me?</p><p>I want Arduino updates the real time clock from a mobile SIM Card, like the Mobile phone always updates the real time clock from the mobile network.</p><p>Could it applicable?</p><p>Thank you for your help</p>
<p>Aw, no pic with display on? I wonder what the GUI looks like in real life...</p>
<p>I am putting together the phone following your instructions and I can get the screen to light up, but nothing shows up on the screen. </p><p>I may have not understood the part where you explain the you have to cut a wire on the board (step 2). Can you explain a bit more where do you have to attach the green wire? Can you post more detailed pictures?</p>
<p>Thanks for a nice tutorial. More information on the green wire in steps 2 and 3 would be great. Additional explanation for how it is used to join digital 3 would make following the tutorial easier.</p>
<p>This is the coolest project ever. It is exactly what I have wanted to do. In fact, I wish I knew how to take an older unused cell phone I have and make is bluetooth so I can answer and dial phone calls with it. This is so I have a spare handset so when I am doing work and cleaning around the house and I don't want to damage my &quot;real&quot; cell phone, I can just carry the handset with me.</p><p>Anyway, this project is my most absolute favorite. Fantastico! Well, well done!</p>
<p>I am a backer of the Pine 64 project on kickstarter, and they will be shipping soon you can see there website <a href="http://pine64.com/" rel="nofollow">here </a> There board is a quad core 64bit board that runs at half an amp at 5v. It also has RPi compatible i/o headers. It runs full android and MAY be a way to make this a full &quot;smart&quot; phone. If there is a gsm/gprs module that will work on it. I wont get my board for a couple months, but it may be worth looking into, and would only need an android phone program to be reworked to function with whatever GSM/GPRS module was installed I would think... I may look into it when I get mine, as one of them will be worked into a tablet to run Linux and Android with swappable sdhc cards, or possibly dual boot, another thing i will be looking into but adding phone capabilities to the tablet assembly should not be hard.</p>
<p>Thanks for the tip I purchased one of these Pine 64... sounds great I am going to give it to my grandsons who is a wiz and see what he can do with it. Any suggestions? So do think it will ship in May? Les@LesLaMotte.com</p>
I do, I just got my backer kit mail and some of the stuff I want I will have to wait till April for. unfortunately that delays my board by a month as I am in the March shipping group. my first pine I plan to get the tablet enclosure the battery camera 7 inch display as well as the temp and humidity sensor and the light sensors, I also will likely be ordering the 64gb sdhc card loaded with ubuntu, I may get a smaller one with Android installed, I have to look at the install process for Android if it's like I think it is I may just download and get a second card elsewhere. <br><br>The idea here is that I will be able to use it as a full Android/ubuntu tablet by opening it and swapping memory cards. This tablet will be equipped with at minimum the batter and real time clock backup battery, screen side camera for Skype or whatever, Ambient light detector to automatically adjust screen brightness, and the temp/humidity sensor so I can get those readings. I expect to have to program Ubuntu to use some of this, but I am not sure as I have not looked into how Android or ubuntu will interface with the i2c headers. I may get the i2c expansion board for kicks as I doubt it will fit inside the tablet enclosure but I can setup a connectors for it possibly, but since i2c is serial I can use more than one sensor per port, they just need separate addresses, either way I hope to add a full weather suite to the tablet eventually and possibly phone abilities. I am a star trek fan, but I think real tricorders will never be a tool by themselves I think they will be contained in our phones, just like the padd and communicator was joined in a smartphone. someday all those devices will probably be one device with the hardware unlocked with key codes to access the stuff you want instead of a bunch of different devices with differing capabilities. Companies have started doing this like Rigol oscilloscopes... anyways that's my idea, I may even use it to run the cnc router design software and to control the cnc router all in one unit instead of having to design on one computer and route from another. I have all sorts of ideas... router, etc, the applications are almost endless, it's a very powerful embedded computer at a really inexpensive price point. It only lacks in a configurable memory port, the boys have to be ordered with the amount of ram you want, almost always you will want all 2gb. The other place is graphics, I don't know how well it will run graphics, but if you want something that power full invidea has a similar board that's almost 200 dollars... but that is very spendy for something you tinker with so I don't recommend it, besides, this isn't really for doing that though it will play many games fine.
<p>That sounds great. About GSM/GPRS modules, you can try <a href="http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/Xadow-GSM-BLE-p-2560.html?cPath=84_120">http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/Xadow-GSM-BLE-p-2...</a></p>
<p>Is it possible to get the source file for the case zip. I need to modifiy the demensions to allow for my print to print it.</p>
<p>j.russ4886@gmail.com </p>
<p>May you please supply a different link (amazon preferably) for the Lipo Rider v1.3, and the Xadow devices (GSM Breakout and Audio)?</p>
<p>If you are able to do any of then, please do the Lipo Rider v1.3 as it is unavailable at the site you supplied. </p>
<p>Can you send me a video after the functioning and Thanks </p><p>gmail: othmang16@gmail.com</p>
<p>Could someone place some links on the switches and buttons used in this project? Thanks!</p>
<p>Hi again, I found those parts was include in the OPL, and I had added the link at the part list. Please refer to Step 2. Thanks. </p>
<p>Hey, if you are going buy buy the modules in the list from Seeed, you can tell me your order number via private message, I can give you some of the materials. I am sorry that I didn't make it clear in the instructable, I will add some link later, if I can find one. Thanks. </p>
That is SO cool!
<p>???</p>
<p>how did you make the Assembly exploded figure ( the photo)</p>
<p>Actually, I used 2 software in this explosive view.The 3D model designed by Rhino and rendered by Keyshot.</p><p>1. Put different model in right place wherever you want.</p><p>2.Give them different layer.</p><p>3.Then use the software render the 3D model.</p><p><br>I'm glad you like it.Recently I go to my hometown to celebrate the Chinese, Spring Festival.If you don't mind,I can make a video to explain the explosive view from step to step after this vacation. </p>
<p>I'm almost 100% sure that's just exploded view in Solidworks. Long time since I used it, but as I remember it's really easy.</p>
thank you<br>do you now any good free 3d printing software
<p>Well, TobbaBK is right, Solidworks has the ability to make a exploded figure, yet I am using another software. </p><p>Am thinking about write an instructables to tell people how to make 3D modules from Eagle file, and make a exploded figure as well. </p>
<p>Is there any other screen I could use besides the 54$ dollar one? I want to make this, but don't want to spend that much on a screen.</p>
<p>Well. Hmmm, how to say.. Yes, I think you guys can get a cheaper one from Taobao, I am not sure if you had ever heard about Taobao. :-)</p>
<p>I agree with &quot;TheA8&quot;. Beautiful exploded presentation. I have watched hundreds of youtube videos and instructables and just haven't seen any being used. Nice work. </p>
<p>Thanks man. </p>
<p>Why use the seeeduino GPRS ?</p><p>Why not the tiny one : Xadow GSM+BLE ? (http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/Xadow-GSM-BLE-p-2560.html?cPath=84_120)</p>
<p>That's because I made ArduinoPhone V1 years ago, which use Arduino UNO as the controller. But uno hasn't the ability to make a phone call, then I have to add a GPRS Shield, which make the phone too big. And the most important is I want this series of ArduinoPhone should be based on Arduino(Seeeduino GPRS is in Arduino Leonardo bootloader). </p><p>The Xadow GSM+BLE has another name, RePhone. :)</p><p>Actually I was thinking about making 3D shell for RePhone as well. But don't have a good idea yet. </p>
<p>So I am new to the tinkering community since I find it amazing. How can it make and receive calls without being on a network? How does it transmit a signal/log a phone number. Just curious. </p><p>Thanks!</p>
<p>This devices need to be on a network. An (activated) SIM Card needed to be inserted into the GPRS shield. </p>
<p>Nice to see some open source hardware. I bought a Librem laptop computer for reasons similar to your Arduino Phone. It would be nice to see your phone make it to the marketplace like Librem. Have you ever thought of starting a company to manufacture an open hardware phone? If you do, let me know and I might be one of your first customers!</p>
Hi, i am new to this, can i use an arduino instead ?..
<p>There's no GSM/GPRS function consist in an Arduino(UNO/Leonardo/Mega), you need to add an external board. You can refer to ArduinoPhone 1.0. It use an Arduino UNO and a GPRS Shield. Maybe that's what you want. </p><p>Thanks. </p>
Thank u so much !.. <br>Now i have an idea how to work it out :) !.
<p>Sounds great. Can't wait to see it. </p>
Will do!. :) but can i have your personal contact no, or else can you whatsapp me on 9176665442?..
This is really sweet! Have you thought about building something similar but with a raspberry pi and full android?
<p>Sounds a great idea. I will try when I got some free time. </p>
And why have it an stand by time for 40hours without an Lipo? Just over the solar panel?
<p>There's an 1000mA/H Battery, and there will be some low power function in the code, such as turn off the screen backlight when the phone is not used. And the solar panel will have some help as well. </p>
<p>Hi, this is awesome!</p><p>Can u pls make a Video?</p>
<p>Sounds great. Will make one later. Thanks. </p>
<p>So the GPRS Board have an Arduino Leonardo integrated? :D</p><p>Have it an LIPO? Don't see one...? </p>
<p>Yep, there's an Atmega32U4 on board.</p><p>No Lipo, it's why a Lipo-Rider is needed. </p>
<p>This is really awesome! I built a simple start ArduinoPhone following the Adafruit lesson, but it lacks functionality and features. While I still intend to improve it, now I will also build one like yours. Yours is way cooler than mine. There is a lot to learn, many thanks to you for sharing this information.</p>

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