Go fly a kite? No thanks, I'd rather build a phone out of it!
Subject: General Tech | May 14, 2018 - 03:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: KiteBoard, DIY, cellphone, snapdragon 450
Hackaday is showing off one of the entrants to their Hackaday Contest, a project which describes how to build your own Android powered smartphone based on a KiteBoard powered by a Snapdragon 450. Inside you will find everything you would expect from a phone, from a cell radio and WiFi service through to an accelerometer and even a daughterboard which supports sending 1080p externally over HDMI. There is even a Raspberry Pi compatible expansion board to allow you to control the phone, or use the phone to control other tech. Check out the full project here.
"Let’s get this out of the way first – this project isn’t meant to be a replacement for your regular smartphone. Although, at the very least, you can use it as one if you’d like to. But [Shree Kumar]’s Hackaday Prize 2018 entry, the Kite : Open Hardware Android Smartphone aims to be an Open platform for hackers and everyone else, enabling them to dig into the innards of a smartphone and use it as a base platform to build a variety of hardware."
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