HackEDA has designed and built a new VoIP mobile phone designed for hackers and makers in the form of the WiPhone, which is easily modified re-purpose and adapted. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the company based in San Francisco and then new hackable mobile phone which uses WIFI to make HD voice calls, for free. Meaning there is no required service contract and it’s yours for life.
Early bird pledges are available from $89 or roughly £68 and worldwide shipping is expected to take place during August 2019.
“WiPhone gives hackers, makers, and engineers the tool we all wish our phones could be. Nice package, direct access to I/O, an easy to program ESP32 processor. All the basics are already set up: user interface, power management and on/off circuit, working code. You can get straight to work building your project, not setting up the boring parts like power management again and again. And once you’re done it’s durable and looks great. No ratsnest of wires or ugly stack of dev boards just to get the basic functionality. “
“ Modern smartphones are more and more a tool we don’t own, but instead one we’re only allowed to carry around. One that serves the interests of various tracking networks, corporate boards, and government organizations. You don’t own it, it owns you. It tracks you, serves you ads, and sucks away your time with mindless dopamine hits. We want a phone that’s back in our control, optimized for our convenience.”
The daughterboard headers offer access to power, digital I/O, and all the common embedded busses such as SPI, I2C, and UART, and apps and scripts can be created in Arduino/C++ or Python. Its creators will also provide basic tutorials covering how to write to the screen, connect to the hardware, save data to memory to get you up and running as quickly as possible.
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