Have you ever needed an inconspicuous place to store your change, cash, jewelry or anything else? If yes, then the shell phone is the solution. What is a shell phone? The shell phone is an old flip phone that has been converted into a small storage container. One advantage for using the shell phone is in the storage container’s appearance, which is guised to be an outdated flip phone. Placing items like cash or jewelry inside the shell phone, the phone can be used to trick thieves into not wanting to steal an unappealing old flip phone. Which is why I decided to create this instructable for the shell phone, which will show you how to take most old flip phones and convert the phone into an inconspicuous storage container.
Step 1: Matierials
If you have decided to create a shell phone than I recommend you try and use a thicker flip phone to increase the storage capacity of the shell phone. After deciding on which old flip phone your going to use I recommend finding information on how to disassemble your specific phone on either blogs or user manuals.
I have compiled a short list of links for common old flip phones and how they can be disassembled:
The old flip phone I chose to create this shell phone was a Motorola V551 and the tools that were needed are shown in picture and listed below:
- Torx T6 screwdriver
- Small flat head screwdriver
- Metal file
- Exacto knife or Box cutter
- Super glue
Difficulty level: Beginner