Evan Robinson’s mission is to provide people with greater control over their personal smart devices. They have developed an open-source, upgradeable, and repairable smartphone, named OURphone, designed to be free from the influence of major tech companies. The OURphone is intended to be replicable, customizable, and shareable, with the aim of empowering users to take charge of their technology.
The smartphone boasts features including 4G LTE internet, call and SMS functionality, a Quad Core 1.2GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM, a 4-inch color touch screen, a 5MP camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth audio, and more. The Raspberry Pi-based device is designed to run Raspbian, a Debian Linux OS with an installable app store. It can even run web-based applications like Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube.
Evan provides detailed instructions for assembling the phone, including connecting various components, setting up the software, and configuring functionalities such as calls, SMS, GPS, and internet access. They emphasize the importance of making the design compact, overcoming challenges related to space constraints and heat management. They also offer advice for improving and expanding the phone’s features, suggesting areas for future customization and enhancement. You can find the detailed instructions in the instructibles article here.
The goal of this project is to enable individuals to build their own personalized smartphones that prioritize user control and privacy. The creator encourages sharing modifications and contributions on GitHub to further evolve this concept.
What we can help you with:
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
- Lithium-Ion 18650FC-2600mAh Flat Cap 3.7V or LI-ION Rechargeable 3.7V 5000Mah 26650 Battery
- Double 18650 Lithium Battery Shield V8 Mobile Power Expansion Board Module 5V/2.2A 3V/1A with USB
- Phone Micro speaker 1 Watt 15mm x 10mm x 4mm
- 1CH Channel DC5V 70MA Latching Relay Module Bistable
- Potentiometer single turn carbon linear PCB 10K