David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab
  • Build Your Own Cellphone

    Forget Apple, forget Samsung. Here's a phone you can build yourself. Almost all the parts for the DIY Cellphone can be purchased online from websites that sell electronic components, except for the GSM module, which comes from an e-commerce site in China. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/build-cell-phone/story?id=18952735">CLICK HERE</a> to read story.
    David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab
  • Build Your Own Cellphone

    David Mellis, who created the DIY Cellphone, believes putting one together can motivate people to learn new things. "Lots of teenagers would probably be excited about making their own cellphones, and maybe otherwise wouldn't be interested in learning about electronics and programming," he said.
    David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab
  • Build Your Own Cellphone

    Can you hear me now? Making that first call from a phone you made yourself.
    David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab
  • Build Your Own Cellphone

    A laser-cut wooden case is just one of the design possibilities.
    David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab
  • Build Your Own Cellphone

    The guts of the DIY Cellphone. Part of the project is just figuring out what goes into making a phone.
    David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab
  • Build Your Own Cellphone

    Part of the DIY idea is to get people to understand what's inside their phones and how they work.
    David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab
  • Build Your Own Cellphone

    The retro antenna recalls the cellphones of the last century.
    David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab
  • Build Your Own Cellphone

    The 84-by-48 monochrome pixel display screen is reminiscent of an old Nokia.
    David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab
  • Build Your Own Cellphone

    Ready to talk and text and receive calls.
    David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab
  • Build Your Own Cellphone

    The DIY phones can be customized to suit one's taste.
    David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab
  • Build Your Own Cellphone

    The DIY Cellphone is still in the lab, but plans are underway to get to it out to more people, possibly as a kit, within a year.
    David A. Mellis, MIT Media Lab
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