If you need a new mobile, it is normal to buy one that is ready to use, but if you have a lot of patience and something for tomorrow, you can create a mobile Following in the footsteps of Paxo Phone, the open source project of 16-year-old Gabriel Rochet.
Paxo is a project with which anyone can create a DIY mobile with a cost of about 30 euros in materials and the help of a 3D printer. The entire project is open source, both the hardware design and the software.
Create your own mobile
Electronic circuits, software, and 3D models designed by Gabriel are available for anyone to follow in his footsteps and create their own mobile with minimal budget. A basic mobile, of course, although each generation is surpassing the previous one and the Paxo Phone V4, the most current, already has eight apps, including a calculator, GPS and up to two games. Of course, you can use it to call and send messages too.
Naps interested in creating your own phoneyou have all the necessary information on the official website of the project and its creator tells us that soon he will show us the exact steps in a YouTube video to make it even easier to replicate it.
To create your own Paxo Phone you will need a soldering iron, a hot air gun, precision pliers, tin and a 3D printer. You can order the motherboard and components from OSHWLab, with a total cost of about 30 euros.
Then comes the time to solder each component in place on the motherboard, following the project diagrams in EasyEDA. Finally, it is time to put the plate inside its casing, printed in 3D.
At this point the hardware is ready, but the software is missing, which must be transferred with the help of the Arduino IDE. The operating system of the Paxo Phone is called Paxo OS and it is also open source: you will find it for download on Github.
Right now, Paxo OS includes eight applications: a phone app, messages, contacts, calculator, clock, map, two games: 2048 and the snake game. If everything went well, you will have a phone for about 30 euros and the satisfaction of having created it with your own hands. Of course, its author “does not recommend building it at this time because some apps are still being developed.”
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