17 Feb '13, 11am

Bringing the Zach Morris phone into the 21st century

With the gravitas of [Michael Douglas] in Wall Street and the technological amazement of [Zach Morris] on Saved By The Bell, the classic 1980s ‘brick’ cell phone has a lot to offer these days. Not only is it large enough to be used as a blunt weapon, it’s also useful as an anchor and more durable than an old-school Nokia. Most, if not all of these phones have gone silent since analog cellular service went dead a few years ago, but that didn’t stop [Andrew] from bringing his back to life . The core of this build is a 128×64 OLED screen that replaced the old seven-digit, seven-segment display and a very small GSM module . The ancient PCB was discarded and a new hardware revision was created in Eagle based on an Arduino-powered microcontroller. The buttons from the original phone remained, thanks to a custom designed resistive button footprint on the PCB and a bit of conducti...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/02/17/bringing-the-zach-morris-p...

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