Finally, a 3D printed cell phone case that stands out from the crowd! This case doesn’t just protect your fragile smartphone, it is your smartphone. Instructables user xiaobo__ has found a way to build his own phone with an Arduino board. He calls it, strangely enough, ArduinoPhone.
What you’ll require to recreate xiabo’s ArduinoPhone, in addition to an Arduino Uno, is the following: a TFT Touch Shield, which serves as the device’s touchscreen; a GPRS Shield to enable calling and texting power; an RTC to manifest your phone’s clock; a Lipo Rider to connect your device to a power source; a Li-po battery; and a 3D printed casing, which can be found on GitHub, to house all of the parts together. You can also purchase all of the materials together, minus the 3D printed shell, right here for a total of $161.10. Then, plug each unit into every other unit in the appropriate manner and program it. If you can manage to do all of that, you’ll have a phone that looks like this:
And it works like: