A brand offers a mobile phone for sale that the user can build himself and which, in turn, is educational.
The catalog of devices with Android is quite wide, so it is not unusual to see from time to time some ‘curious’ or ‘peculiar’ phone. For example, over time a Energizer foldable mobile that promises battery days or a smartphone with an 18,000 mAh battery, also from the same brand. However, no one had thought that the user could build your own smartphone, as if it were a computer … until now, since it is currently possible thanks to a curious brand idea.
Building a mobile phone is possible thanks to Ringo, an educational smartphone designed for children over 11 to create their own smartphone. The name may not sound familiar to you, but initially this kit was called MakerPhone and we’ll tell you about it in due course. A device that was born with the idea of being a DIY educational mobile phone designed to bring electronics and programming to the public in a fun and interesting way. It is a kit to build a device fully functional, with which to make and receive calls.
Ringo is a small and elegant phone open source mobile that each user can build by himself. In addition to that, it is also a smartphone-shaped educational device compatible with all mobile networks. The objective of this curious and original terminal is none other than to motivate people to explore, learn and create something new in a completely new and fun way. A perfect activity, for example, to do between parents and children, since this kit is designed for people over 11 years.
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Ringo, an educational mobile that you can build by yourself
According to Ringo’s own website, an 11-year-old boy could build this peculiar and interesting mobile phone in just five hours with the help of an adult. But building the terminal is only the beginning, as users can also spend hours creating their own games and applications, even experimenting with the hardware. As for what is learned with Ringo, the know the basic electronic components and their functions, how to weld properly, how a basic mobile works or know what microcontrollers are, among other concepts.
Nowadays you can enjoy color Ringo, a device that supports many hardware expansion modules and was originally intended to be hacked. It also stands out for having CircuitOS as an operating system, which is made entirely to measure, for offering 4MB of built-in flash memory + 520kB of SRAM and a 1,300 mAh battery, which is charged through the micro USB B port. build the terminal which has priced at 149.99 euros, a series of parts is necessary, although you can always purchase the kit with the included tool package.
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