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This article was published on May 27, 2015

Watch: This angry guy made a rotary phone into a modern mobile so he could slam it

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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

When developer Stavros Korokithakis was refused a landline in his new office by the phone company, he took that anger and put it to good (and ridiculous) use – turning an old rotary phone into a mobile handset.

He says the whole project, which uses open-source code, an Arduino, a GSM shield and, of course, that orange rotary phone, took about two days to complete and cost a grand total of $150.

You can find extensive instructions on how to build your own frustrating handheld at the link below.

The iRotary Saga [Stavros.io]

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