If you have access to an old payphone from the 1990s and would like to transform it into a boombox you might be interested in a new Instructable which has been created by Fuzzy-Wobble.
Using a little Arduino hardware and programming the coin operated telephone has been transformed into a music system. Showing just one of the interesting projects that can be created using the easily attainable payphone.
It’s creator explains more in the video below.
When I first started this project I suspected payphones would be hard to get, expensive, and a hassle to hack. I was wrong on all three! Online I was able to get city-grade cast-iron/stainless payphone for relatively cheap. And the hack, surprisingly, turned out to be quite elegant 🙂
With this Instructable you will learn how to control the keypad, switches, and audio (both in and out) on a payphone. You can do A LOT OF FUN HACKS WITH THIS. The 90’s boombox is just one basic example to get you started 🙂
For more information on this awesome Arduino payphone hack jump over to the official Instructable for full details and step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own.