Woman engineer builds functional rotary dial cell phone

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Woman engineer builds functional rotary dial cell phone

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:16 am

I love the list of features. The fact that it's 1980s beige PC color makes it even better. :)

I would absolutely love to have one of these just to have someone call me and answer it at a Starbucks and watch people gawk.

The point isn't to be anachronistic. It's to show that it's possible to have a perfectly usable phone that goes as far from having a touchscreen as I can imagine, and which in some ways may actually be more functional. More functional how?

- Real, removable antenna with an SMA connector. Receptions is excellent, and if I really want to I could always attach a directional antenna.
- When I want a phone I don't have to navigate through menus to get to the phone "application". That's bullshit.
- If I want to call my husband, I can do so by pressing a single dedicated physical key which is dedicated to him. No menus. The point isn't to use the rotary dial every single time I want to make a call, which would get tiresome for daily use. The people I call most often are stored, and if I have to dial a new number or do something like set the volume, then I can use the fun and satisfying-to-use rotary dial.
- Nearly instantaneous, high resolution display of signal strength and battery level. No signal metering lag, and my LED bargraph gives 10 increments of resolution instead of just 4.
- The ePaper display is bistatic, meaning it doesn't take any energy to display a fixed message.
- When I want to change something about the phone's behavior, I just do it.
- The power switch is an actual slide switch. No holding down a stupid button to make it turn off and not being sure it really is turning off or what.

So it's not just a show-and-tell piece... My intent is to use it as my primary phone. It fits in a pocket.; It's reasonably compact; calling the people I most often call is faster than with my old phone, and the battery lasts almost 24 hours.


http://justine-haupt.com/rotarycellphone/

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Re: Woman engineer builds functional rotary dial cell phone

Postby reno » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:58 pm

i hope she put a Patent on this phone . or it be stolen by the tbig guys like apple or samsung as the greatest the latest must have .

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Re: Woman engineer builds functional rotary dial cell phone

Postby Genom » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:33 pm

Check Alibaba for Chinese clones in a couple days

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Re: Woman engineer builds functional rotary dial cell phone

Postby Err » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:22 pm

I hope she adds text functionality.

This would be a sweet in a steampunk theme.

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Re: Woman engineer builds functional rotary dial cell phone

Postby darcy » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:17 am

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Re: Woman engineer builds functional rotary dial cell phone

Postby Losbot » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:02 am

If I can't stream PornHub, then it's useless. :lmao


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