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Aliairstinger

DIY Smartphone?

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So I've been looking into building my own smartphone as a fun little DIY Project. I'm willing to learn everything necessary to build it. I was wondering where the best place to find parts and  how to build one. I understand Some might say this is a dumb idea, but I'm willing to do it.

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Nahh...


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There are 2 ways to make your own smartphone:

- Take all the parts for an existing smartphone and assemble them yourself (i.e. video above)

- Make yourself a basic thing like this: https://www.circuitmess.com/ringo/ , or ake a raspberry pi, a touchscreen and a 4G module and figure out some power supply, and spend a few months coding some apps that make sense

 

The latter will result in an impractically unwieldy beast of a thing, but can work and give you the satisfaction of having done it...

 

 

 


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It....doesn't really work that way. I mean, you could, but you'd still basically have parts of other phones; it wouldn't really be your own.

The way they're designed doesn't really make DIY that possible.


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17 hours ago, Aliairstinger said:

I was wondering where the best place to find parts and  how to build one.

There is no guide to teach you how to build a practical smartphone. Becuase its incredibly complicated and to fit everything together into a usable package would mean a lot of custom designed parts. There is no 'standard' motherboard or standard interconnect used in smartphones. Aside from the SoC chip and camera sensors, basically everything else is custom designed for every model of phone.


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