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MAKERphone

An Educational DIY Mobile Phone

Ages 11+

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We’ll send you a fully assembled MAKERphone unit ready for you to play games and program it.

Included in the package:

  • fully assembled MAKERphone unit
  • 128MB SD card loaded with games
  • USB-TTL programmer board (for connecting your MAKERphone to a computer and programming it)

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$ 12.49

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If you’re a maker-to-be and still don’t have these tools, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Included in the package:

  • diagonal cutter pliers
  • screwdriver
  • some solder
  • needle nose pliers
  • snazzy USB soldering iron
  • USB power brick for powering your soldering iron
  • USB cable for the soldering iron
  • metallic soldering iron holder

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Get your MAKERphone prebuilt and ready to play!
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We’ll send you a fully assembled MAKERphone unit ready for you to play games and program it.

Included in the package:

  • fully assembled MAKERphone unit
  • 128MB SD card loaded with games
  • USB-TTL programmer board (for connecting your MAKERphone to a computer and programming it)

Assembled power-up

$ 12.49

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Get a tool pack to help you build your MAKERphone!
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If you’re a maker-to-be and still don’t have these tools, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Included in the package:

  • diagonal cutter pliers
  • screwdriver
  • some solder
  • needle nose pliers
  • snazzy USB soldering iron
  • USB power brick for powering your soldering iron
  • USB cable for the soldering iron
  • metallic soldering iron holder

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$ 43.74

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Get your MAKERphone ASAP!
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Get your MAKERphone in a mater of days by this power-up that speeds up the delivery process. 
Transit time: 3 – 5 days

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Make your MAKERphone unique with lots of color combinations! 

Available:

  • Elegant black
  • Burnt wood
  • Clean white
  • Solid green
  • Cheese yellow
  • Adriatic blue
  • Plain red
  • Gray
  • Radioactive green
  • Transparent orange
  • Transparent blue
  • Transparent purpleish

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$ 11.24

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Get an extra casing to go with your MAKERphone!
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Make your MAKERphone unique with lots of color combinations! 

Available:

  • Elegant black
  • Burnt wood
  • Clean white
  • Solid green
  • Cheese yellow
  • Adriatic blue
  • Plain red
  • Gray
  • Radioactive green
  • Transparent orange
  • Transparent blue
  • Transparent purpleish

Extra casing power-up

$ 11.24

Get your MAKERphone T-shirt!
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$ 11.24

             

FREE WORLDWIDE TRACKED SHIPPING

Transit time: 8 – 14 days

NETWORK COMPATIBLE

 

MADE IN THE EU

 

Pay by PayPal or credit card

 

OVER $300K RAISED ON KICKSTARTER

Thanks to 2,154 awesome backers, we were successfully funded on Kickstarter!

Every phone supports 4G networks and
it comes preconfigured for your region’s network.

Orders will start shipping in July.

AS SEEN ON…

 

 

 

 

Make your own mobile phone

 

Learn STEM while programming

 

Hack it!

 

Join a vast maker community

 

This neat little device is an open source mobile phone that you can build yourself.

Besides that, MAKERphone is also an educational device shaped like a mobile phone compatible with all mobile networks up to 4G.
Its purpose: to motivate people to explore, learn and create something new in a fun and interesting way.

What you get inside your box:
  • MAKERphone circuit board – the main board that connects all the components in a uniform device that can work as a mobile phone
  • MAKERphone casing – multiple sheets of acrylic cut with the power of lasers. They protect the innards and give MAKERphone this sleek look
  • 128*160 full color TFT LCD – for playing games, displaying phone numbers and everything in between
  • GSM module – a tiny module responsible for everything related to calling and texting other people
  • Main microcomputer module – a dual core processor with built-in Wi-Fi, BLE, and a charging circuit
  • Sound module – a board with a DAC (digital to analog converter) chip and a headphone jack for music playback (responsible for ringtones, alarms, game sound effects)
  • Amplifier module – makes loud buzzes, bleeps and bloops
  • Stick-on antenna – for superb phone signal (a.k.a. send text messages while in the bathroom)
  • A bag with other tiny electronic components such as pushbuttons and colored button caps with a 128MB SD card preloaded with games and apps included

Who is this kit for?

Based on our experience, an 11-year-old kid should be able to assemble a MAKERphone kit with a tiny bit of help from an adult.

Estimated build time: 5 hours.

Building the MAKERphone kit is just the beginning.
After that, you’ll spend numerous hours creating your own games and apps and experimenting with hardware.

What you’ll learn with MAKERphone

  • how to solder properly
  • what are the basic electronic components and what are their functions
  • what are microcontrollers and some basics of digital electronics
  • how to program a microcontroller in C/C++
  • how a basic mobile phone works
  • how to extend beyond MAKERphone’s capabilities by adding various expansion modules

What you’ll learn with MAKERphone

  • how to solder properly
  • what are the basic electronic components and what are their functions
  • what are microcontrollers and some basics of digital electronics
  • how to program a microcontroller in C/C++
  • how a basic mobile phone works
  • how to extend beyond MAKERphone’s capabilities by adding various expansion modules

MAKERphone schematics

Check out the Specs

Microcontroller

ESP32 with Xtensa dual-core 32-bit LX6 microprocessor, operating at 160MHz and performing at up to 600 DMIPS.
4MB of built-in flash memory + 520kB of SRAM.

Display

1.8″, 160*128px full color (RGB 16bit).
25FPS refresh rate by default, up to 50FPS.
Digitally controllable backlight level.

Sound

10bit dedicated DAC (PCM5102).
Multi-channel MP3 playback.
2W class-D audio amp, audio jack 3.5mm, 1W speaker, dedicated EVC (electronic volume controller – PT2257)

Input

4-way mechanical joystick, 12-button numeric keypad, A (confirm), B (back), 4 multi-purpose addressable buttons (C, D, E, F)

Micro SD card socket

FAT and FAT32 compatible.
Every console comes with an 128MB SD card with dozens of MAKERphone-compatible games and apps preloaded!

Network

Built in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR and BLE.
SIM800L GSM chipset (the thing that calls other people) with built in Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900MHz.
Micro SIM card slot.

Battery

LiPo 3.7V 600mAh, charged through micro USB B port.
Sufficient for approximately 3 days of normal use.

RTC (real time clock)

DS3231 Extremely Accurate I²C-Integrated RTC with temperature compensation – this thing keeps time and takes care of alarms.

Force feedback

Eccentric rotating mass vibration motor (ERM) a.k.a. tiny motor that vibrates the phone.

MAKERphone needs tools

You’ll need some basic tools and equipment for assembling your MAKERbuino:

  • regular soldering iron (nothing super expensive is required) and some solder
  • diagonal cutter pliers
  • regular screwdriver
  • some solder
  • a piece of insulating tape or some super-glue

Or you can buy a kit with a tool pack already included.

MAKERphone needs tools

You’ll need some basic tools and equipment for assembling your MAKERbuino:

  • regular soldering iron (nothing super expensive is required) and some solder
  • diagonal cutter pliers
  • regular screwdriver
  • some solder
  • a piece of insulating tape or some super-glue

Or you can buy a kit with a tool pack already included.

MAKERphone is in color!

We’ve coded a programming library with sets of commands that let you easily:

  • develop in-app menus and other GUI-related content
  • play and develop sound FX and background music
  • draw, display and animate bitmaps
  • control MAKERphone’s hardware (i.e. make calls, read files from SD card, flash LEDs)

 

MAKERphone has games!

MAKERphone is hackable

MAKERbuino is based on Arduino UNO. Therefore, it’s compatible with lots of hardware expansion modules.

MAKERbuino was meant to be hacked. 

MAKERbuino is fully customizable.

Make your game console unique.
Change the button caps, craft or 3D print a custom casing, add new modules etc.

MAKERphone is hackable

MAKERbuino is based on Arduino UNO. Therefore, it’s compatible with lots of hardware expansion modules.

MAKERbuino was meant to be hacked. 

MAKERbuino is fully customizable.

Make your game console unique.
Change the button caps, craft or 3D print a custom casing, add new modules etc.

MAKERphone has a build guide

CircuitMess world is a place for MAKERphone users to share their creations, exchange knowledge, and download programs made by others as well as a collection of tutorials, guides and MAKERphone-related documentation.

Every game or app in CircuitMess world is open-source and available with a downloadable source code along with a compiled binary file that you can load directly on your device’s SD card.

MAKERphone  ♥  Arduino

YES, we love Arduino.

MAKERbuino is based on ATmgea328p-pu – the same chip used on Arduino UNO board.

Therefore, it’s programmed in Arduino IDE (based on C/C++) – the most popular programming environment for makers.

MAKERphone  ♥  Arduino

YES, we love Arduino.

MAKERbuino is based on ATmgea328p-pu – the same chip used on Arduino UNO board.

Therefore, it’s programmed in Arduino IDE (based on C/C++) – the most popular programming environment for makers.

MAKERphone  ♥  Open-source

MAKERphone’s software is fully open-source and available for you to download.

MAKERphone’s hardware’s schematics along with the bill of materials are also open-source and available online.

MAKERphone

An Educational DIY Mobile Phone

Ages 11+

TOTAL:

$

212.49 $

PREORDER NOW