Introduction: Mickey Mouse Rotary Dial Cell Phone

It started out as a challange from my buddy to make Mickey into a cell phone and turned into a fun little project. It is also my first post to Instructables.

Step 1: See What We Have

First I ripped open an old 1976 Bell Systems Mickey Mouse phone to see what I had to work with. Pretty simple stuff. A line transformer, hook switch, dial pad and bell.

Step 2: Makin' Room

Next I had to carve out some room for the phone board and stuff.

Step 3:

Then Make some holes to run the antenna cable.

Step 4: Cram It All in There

Next I took the guts from a Motorola bag phone with a cellular data connection box along with some batteries can stuffed them in where ever I could get them to fit. I had to relocate the line transformer but it was no big deal.

Step 5: Antenna

Now I fished the antenna though the leg and into the head.  I later relocated it to his 'tail'.

Step 6: Close It Up

I added a power switch & light and a charging jack. Then I screwed it back together.  

Power up and it worked! 
And not only is it rotary dial but it has a bell ringer too. Plus a real dial tone on a cell phone! 

I'm working on ver. 2.0