Phone?

When i turn older what phone should i get?

Question by Sean_Voodoo   |  last reply


phone charger

My wall phone charger is busting up could i just make a usb charger out of it, and howdo i go about doing that, the phone is a samsung

Topic by Rotten   |  last reply


USB to Phone

Is there a way to take an old USB cable and old cell phone charger and turn them into a Phone USB plug so you can plug it into your computer and upload ringtones and such?

Topic by kris142   |  last reply


Phone connection Answered

I tried entering some codes to try to connect my samsung t301g to my mac. The phone didn't do much. I wasn't sure if I am supposed to enter the codes in the main menu. The link shows the codes that should work. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/582887/unlocking_hacking_tricks_for_samsung_cells/

Question by jbaker22   |  last reply


Phone guitar

Phone apps are creeping more into the musical space. Famous musicians have been seen using cell phones with apps to play in their shows. Steffest has combined multiple phones into a guitar and can be seen here playing the results. Now I want to see him add an iPad for the guitar body and make the entire thing touchscreen. via Make

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Phone recommendations

Hello every one I was hoping for some advice on a phone. i want to get a Motorola A1600 but its expensive at $250 or more i was hopping you guys had any phone recommendations that are similar to this one. heres the hard part it needs to be under $100; this may be asking to much.

Topic by chrischavez 


USB phone

After finding out that my "high speed" satellite connection was only on down speed I now have 2 usb phones that I originally bought for Skype. What can I do with them now? Do I just throw them away? Does someone else want them? dhotrum114@hotmail.com

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Car Phone

No, not a phone in a car--a phone that is a car, or at least looks like one. This car is a converted VW Beetle that is being used to promote a phone company. I think this may be even more exciting to see on the road than the sheepdog from the movie Dumb and Dumber.Link via TechEBlog

Topic by joshf 


old phone? Answered

Today i was given a old phone. but its certainly a different phone, it has a cord, but the end on the cord is the same as one from a internet cord, but when i plug it in to a computer it has no effect. i think it might be a 'bag phone', all i know is its made by motorola. instead of trying to figure it out, i figured i would strip it down for parts, but other than the speakers, microphone, leds and a magnetic reed switch there isnt much. one thing that really interests me is the lcd screen it has, there arent very many pins connecting it to the board, it has a microship embedded of the back of the lcd board, covered in that wierd glue. does anyone know how i can reuse the lcd? would i need an arduino for it?

Question by zack247   |  last reply


cell phone

Does anybody know if i could hook a cell phone up to my regular phone line at my house and how?

Topic by fishing4life13   |  last reply


bone-phone

How would you make this?

Topic by plotseling   |  last reply


Phone not charging!

I have a nokia 6061, just got it a week ago and when i went to charge it today nothing happened. The outlet is turned on and the phone works fine it just won't charge! Any ideas on why this is happening!

Topic by sardines454   |  last reply


Phone Headset

I would swear I saw an Instructable on this somewhere, but now I can't find it. I have an old corded telephone that I want to rewire. I just want to take the actual handheld part and attach it to a standard 2.5mm stereo output, such that I could either plug it into a cell phone and have a giant cool headset, or use it with my speaker/mic splitter to do VoIP-type work on the computer. Do phone cords have standard colored wires? Am I just going to have to figure it out myself? The headset has a standard 4-contact CAT-1 phone jack, and I want to take one end off a phone cord and replace it with a 2.5mm plug.

Topic by CameronSS   |  last reply


phone into a microphone

I was thinking about trying to turn an old phone into a microphone for a music performance or something? correct me if im wrong and i probably am but, a small crap microphone is a telephone would work would it? i was thinking if i left the whole phone in tact but made the cord come from the phone base into a microphone jack, how would i connect a microphone jack that has 5 legs to a 2 wire phone microphone? it couldnt be done could it? It would work if i just bought a crappy microphone and moved and fitted it into a telephone so it has all the circuit or what ever else is in one already in it I apologize if most of that doesn't make sence

Topic by craig3   |  last reply


Emergency phones? Answered

I would like it if you could post as comments your country's emergency medical telephone numbers

Question by arv_christos   |  last reply


Phone Problems!

I'm going to get a new phone and I narrowed it down to a few.  Help me Instructables community! which (in your opinion) would be the best choice: LG Neon Samsung Impact Pantech Impact Palm Pixi Plus Samsung Sunburst Many thanks!

Question by sjo232   |  last reply


phone unblocking

Hi folks. i'm looking for instructions & codes for unblocking a LG viewity gt400 on vodafone. can anyone help ? thanks if you can & if you can't don't worry be happy.

Topic by Aspenflyer   |  last reply


Phone vibrations?

I was looking to start a new project, and I need some help. Does anyone know anything about tiny electronic vibrators, such as the ones found in phones? What are they called? Where can I get some? I try searching for info on google and stuff, but, searching up vibrators just doesn't really give me what I'm trying to find... if ya know what I mean, its just all the wrong kind of information. Thanks in advance for any help

Topic by The_K-man   |  last reply


can leds be connected to a phone/phone line? Answered

i have an old red baker lite phone and would like to put some leds inside so that when the phone rings it lights up (like the bat phone) could this be worked of the voltage of the phone line or would a relay have to be involved with batteries i`v not take the phone apart yet to so have a look if any 1 has done some thing similar

Question by andybuda   |  last reply


in house/property phone to phone direct line

Anyone know of the easiest way to make a permanent phone to phone direct line. As in a phone from the back shed to the house. I want to be able to pick up the phone in the house or shed and have it ring on the opposite phone. any idea's?

Topic by chaoscampbell   |  last reply


locate cell phone?

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prisms for phone cameras

Why are prisms not used for phone cameras (or are they) ? it seems to me that prisms may be implemented for bi-directional cameras, for lengthening the focus distance, for widening the view field and stereoscopic  images.

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Cell Phone Jammer

I have alot of Cordless phones with the handsets and i have the bases, i have answering machines , regular phones.  Old cell phones....Is there components in there that i can make a cell phone jammer with?   Im teaching myself electronics by taking things apart,lol  but i still have trouble figuring out what parts are what.    Any help?   thanks.   Ps, i would love to make one with a altoid tin if possible.

Topic by valmont325   |  last reply


cell phone to computer.?

I want to transfer pictures from my cell phone, which no longer has sevice, to my computer.I dont have any cables or cords that came with the phone.is this possible? thanks.

Question by mark6822   |  last reply


cell phone flash

So i have this old broken cell phone , i think all of it works but its no longer connectable , the body and the screen . it has flash so i thought to somehow make a little flash that i could just flash around for fun , and maybe some other cool stuff with old phone ? thanks

Topic by avatardub   |  last reply


Make a phone ring

Anyone know if its possible to make a phone ring without a call coming in? Maybe get this to work via remote. This would be an awesome practical joke for my office!

Topic by slide23   |  last reply


Cell Phone Clone?

I've always thought that it would be cool to have more than one cell device on my specific account.   (no, not like a family sharing plan).   Let's say, I want to keep a spare phone in my glove box, on a trickle charger, so that I always have a working phone in an emergency.    Let's say you use your cell phone a lot..  Instead of swapping out exhausted batteries, what if you had a second phone on the charger that you can switch to whenever needed. Is it possible to clone your telephone, so that you can have a spare device.      If you are paying for the service, and you can only use one of the phones at a specific time, why would the phone company care?   I have 6 old phones from which I upgraded.  They all work fine, and could make great spares if there was a way of programming them to work on my account.   Can the MAC address / serial number be cloned to an old phone? J.

Topic by John_the_Builder   |  last reply


Ideas for old phone?

My parents were cleaning out the attic, and they found an old phone. it is like the one in the picture only without the rotary thing (it has buttons). So they gave it to me to take appart. Any ideas for what I could use it for?

Question by schoonovermr   |  last reply


making a simple phone

I'm wanting to make the simplest phone ever that can play music and only receive calls, I've designed the simplest circuit but have never done it before, so far on my list i have. areal aux out charger hole battery micro sim slot micro SD slot microphone speaker 6 buttons= play button pause button skip & back up button receive call  end/ decline button i have no idea how to programme a circuit board or how to use a bread board and may need some help, but this is all i want this circuit to do and at a very small size.  can anyone help or tell me how, I'm happy to pay a bit.

Question by JoshuaM57   |  last reply


Teddy Bear Phone

A buddy of mine e-mailed me an article about a cell phone unveiled in Japan that is a plush Teddy Bear. After reading it I said "Surely someone could make that for less than $500!!!" When I mentioned this to my friend he said he could see someone on Instructables combinig it with taxidermy to make a rat phone. The URL is :http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,415965,00.htmlHopefully this will provide someone with inspiration.

Topic by RadBear 


Bluetooth to landline phone

Hello, I would like to use the bluetooth headset I use with my cell phone for my landline phone at home. There are oodles of instructions out there on how to hack headsets to put them into old phones, I am looking for the opposite. Apparently Jabra used to make something that could have got me started (I believe it was called an A210) but that doesn't seem to be sold any longer. There are some wireless phones out there that incorporate bluetooth, but why add a battery operated wireless phone to a wireless headset - the bluetooth range would give me what I need to stay unencumbered. I have an old cell I could hack apart but I suspect that it would be tricky to get its bluetooth hacked into the analog phone line... Any thoughts? berserk

Topic by berserk   |  last reply


Cell phone speaker?

So, y'know how sometimes you might feel like sharing your music with friends, but you dont want to share you headphones? The solution would be to carry speakers, but usually they're sort of bulky and they wont fit in your pockets very well. So, what about cell phones? even some that are maybe a few years old are still smaller then some speakers. Everyone knows taht cell phones can be Really loud, so what if we somehow add a cable to attach to an audio device, and switch around some things inside, and use the dead phone as speakers?! I would try and do this, but i have no idea how, so this is just an idea for you peoples to think about.!

Topic by Sadam and Osama   |  last reply


Making a cell phone!

Here's a link: (I made this a while back, and I didn't know there were forums back then) https://www.instructables.com/id/Can-you-help-me-build-a-cell-phone/?comments=all#CAW7ML6G6MPGEQP Thanks for any help/ideas!

Topic by Night910   |  last reply


Droid Phone by Verizon!

Hey guys! i recently got a new phone called the Droid by Verizon! Its an amazing phone, and I just recently got it, so I was hoping that if any of you guys happened to have one of their own, they could tell me some cool things to do on it. You don't have to own the phone, you just need to know some of the features and what you can do on it that may be interesting.

Topic by knexsniper1   |  last reply


Phone to audio connector?

 I wanna rick roll my school, and our intercoms work with phones...i need to build a jack where i can plug my ipod in one end, and plug the other into the phone....is this possible? 

Question by conrad2468   |  last reply


Mobile phone screamer?

Has anyone got a schematic or instructions for making a noise generator I can attach to my cell phone through the mike/earphone jack? I am getting a lot of "junk" calls with faked return numbers, who will not remove me from their call lists and typically call 3-5 times a day, even at night. My provider (AllTel) says there's nothing they can do to help me block calls with bogus or "unavailable" return numbers. OK, I admit this is more for my own sense of justice than anything else, but I'd sure like to have some sort of oscillator that would generate enough volume at a high pitch to at least give them a nice headache.

Topic by rjogden   |  last reply


Is that your ring phoning?

Here's half an idea - a ring that displays text messages. It might look like nothing more than a ring at first glance, but this finger-worn device can sync with your mobile phone. It has a vibratory alert and a tiny screen that shows caller ID, text messages, and meeting reminders from your mobile. Flip it open and it converts into a headset. In the image, the screen looks glued on, but I guess that it could easily be a small piece of epaper.  As for being an ear-piece, I can't see how it would end up large enough to be comfortable or practical, yet still start off small enough to wear as a ring. Now, if the some idea was expanded to a bangle, then an entire phone could be built into a bracelet small and slim enough to be discrete. Now the embarrassing bit: I got this story off MSN...

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Mobile Phones and Elevators

Ahem. Theoretically, an elevator is a perfect faraday cage -- no radio waves should be able to get into them. Mobile phones shouldn't work in them. But rogers says that their phones do work in them. So here's my question for you, instructables community: do rogers phones work in elevators? If so, why?The only theory that we could come up with was that each elevator has a little repeater in it, but that seems a bit costly.

Topic by threecheersfornick   |  last reply


Cell phone battery

My friend gave me an old cell phone, with no battery. (No it does not have service). I don't know if it even works. It is a Motorola i860. Where the battery goes are four pins. How can I connect a AA, or AAA, etc battery to it to see if it works. The first time I tried it, it got real hot and then the battery smelled like it was burning. The second time it sparked. Is it even possible to do this? If it is, I need to know the voltage, polarity, and what pins to use.

Topic by popit   |  last reply


Rotary dial phone

Hi all, Yesterday, my grandma gave me an old telephone. My mother used it as a toy, so my grandfather disconnected the wires (for safety). I wanted to connect the phone, but I don't know which connections I need. I attached some photo's to make the situation clear. It would be great if you could help me! Arnout P.S.: English is not my mother tongue so it would be fantastic if you didn't use a vocabulary that's too difficult ;)

Topic by arnoutdejans   |  last reply


knex phone stand

Hi there i was siting in bed this morning and i thought "im boered i know ill watch some vids on my phone" and i did but i noticed i had to hold the phone and if o put the phone down id cover the speaker so,i deicided to build this i took all of 5 minetues and was well worth it also it is not only good for videos it also plays games prety well but to note it is worth tapeing it downanyways you shouldnt need instructions to build and enjoy

Topic by KNEXFRANTIC   |  last reply


Cell Phone Problem Answered

I hava a LG Shine and i recently purchased a USB cable for it  When i try to synk it to my comp it wont let me  i dont have a microsd card and thats the problem  how to bypass this problem  the phone has 200 mb of its own wat 2 do???

Question by weasel999   |  last reply


Prepaid phone hacks?

Ok guys (and all you female hacks out there) I've got a question that I need help answering. Does anyone know if it would be possible to completely wipe a phones programming to be able to install an operating system on it ? The phone that I'm working with is a virgin mobile prepaid Super slice that got washed in the washing machine and is unable to be reactivated( trust me I've tried everything!) I would probably have to find a pretty darn small operating system, because I know that even damn small linux is too large and won't work. The phone is completely intact and all of the features work (including the camera ) it's just that I can't activate it so it's prety much useless unless I can turn it into some kind of micro-small-computer of some sorts. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. and just so you have a bit of info, the phone I believe has somewhere in the neighborhood of 1/4 of a megabyte of memory and an unknown amount of ram. Thanks in advance for any replies.

Topic by hacker-mattg   |  last reply


Paracord phone case?

I want to weave a paracord sheet, roughly about 120mm x 210mm. How mush paracord will I need? Also, the paracord will be white in colour. I will also line the paracord sheet with fabric with a design on it. The design face will come back on itself to form a pouch and the excess will form a 'lid'. When the sheet comes back on itself, i will join the sides together with elastic material. Also, I will laser cut on black acrylic an android robot, which will sit on a face of the case. How do you find my design?

Question by knektek   |  last reply


Select Android phone. .?

Friend to the site, all Android phones. Do not know how to choose. . .http://www.smartphonespascher.com/

Question by 敏王 


Old Cell Phones?

We have two old bag cell phones that still work, but are analog. Is there a way of using them to communicate with each other like walk-y talk-y

Question by emit 


Cell phone battery....? Answered

Can you charge a cell phone battery with one 200 mA?  Thanks! patti

Question by mckywer   |  last reply


Mobile Phone battery? Answered

I have a cell phone who's original battery is 1800mah, 3.7 volts. I got a battery which is same size, 2700mah and 3.7 volts. Can I use it in my cell phone? Will it increase the battery timing of my phone? 

Question by Ahtasham Ahmad Mohtashim   |  last reply


Mobile Phone Format

To Whomever has the ability to make this available, please, please, please seriously consider making the website mobile phone friendly. When I try to view the site on my Droid smartphone it is difficult because of the way the text displays.  I love instructables and I also do a lot of web viewing on my phone.  It would be nice if it were not so difficult. Thanks.

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fix my phone

Im trying to  put my cordless  phone battery back together the wires got yanked

Topic by dianereeves   |  last reply