26 Apr '12, 3pm

Build-Your-Own Cell Phone Kit Created by MIT Media Lab

Build-Your-Own Cell Phone Kit Created by MIT Media Lab

Engadget video /Video screen capture Have you ever wanted to build your own cell phone? Turns out you just might have the opportunity with an interesting kit created by MIT Media Lab, which is in prototype phase. Complete with a wood case, a circuit board, control pad, antenna, and LCD screen, you can put together your very own mobile phone in your living room and customize it to your liking. Engadget states , "Building your own wireless communications device isn't for the faint of heart, or the law-abiding -- the FCC tends to prefer placing its own stamp of approval on devices that utilize US airwaves, making a homegrown mobile phone an unlikely proposition. That didn't stop a team at the MIT Media Lab from creating such a DIY kit, however." While checking out the prototype at an MIT open house, Engadget's Zach Honig notes that the audio sound quality of phone calls that ...

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