Hobbyists and makers that would like to build their own Raspberry Pi mobile phone may be interested in the new tutorial that has been published on the Adafruit website, which has been written by David Hunt the original developer that created of the PiPhone.
The Raspberry Pi mobile phone is made using a Raspberry Pi mini PC, Adafruit PiTFT touchscreen display, and a SIM900 GSM/GPRS module which is all powered by a DC-DC conveyer and a Lithium Polymer battery. Check out the video after the jump to learn more.
You can read the full tutorial that has been uploaded to the Adafruit website by following the link below and allows you to either use a Resistive 2.8″ PiTFT or Capacitive 2.8″ PiTFT depending on your preferences. Adafruit explains a little more :
“Raspberry Pi computer, the Model B or Model B+ is probably easier to set up and get going, but if you are comfortable with the Model A, then that will work fine. You don’t need any USB ports, and once set up, you don’t need the Model B’s ethernet port.
The Model A save you on power, allowing you to have more talk time 🙂 The Model B+ will also work, if you’re ok with the PiTFT being slightly offset from the Pi, as the GPIO pins are in a slightly different place. It’s also worth noting that the Model B+ uses quite a bit less power than the Model B, so it’s probably better suited to a portable application like the PiPhone.”Filed Under: Hardware, Top News