30 Apr '14, 9am

Raspberry Pi enters the phone wars with PiPhone, a cheap DIY alternative.

Raspberry Pi enters the phone wars with PiPhone, a cheap DIY alternative.

There are literally thousands of Raspberry Pi projects that have been posted on the internet since the device was introduced to the market as a learning tool way back in 2012 and while some border on the mundane (using it simply as a PC) others are truly unique. Case-in-point- programmer/photographer David Hunts do-it-yourself Pi-based PiPhone project, which turns the popular single-board computer into a cellphone. The phone, as it is at this point, doesn’t rival current smartphones or even cellphones for that matter, however it IS a cellphone essentially and does function as any cellphone should. David created his PiPhone using off-the-shelf parts and makes use of the Raspberry Pi as its foundation, a hub of sorts that binds everything together. Connected to the Pi is a SIM900 GSM/GPRS communications module, which is attached VIA UART, allowing the device to send AT comma...

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