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.
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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.
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