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Now you can build your own smartphone with the $89 MAKERphone

Now you can build your own smartphone with the $89 MAKERphone

Think that you have what it takes to build your own smartphone? Well, the MAKERphone will at least make things a little bit easier

In celebration of his 20th birthday, the young developer and entrepreneur Albert Gajšak has launched his latest project, the $89 DIY smartphone kit MAKERphone. With MAKERphone, users will be able to learn more about the programming and electronics that go into making a fully-functional smartphone.

 Photo courtesy of MAKERphone

Photo courtesy of MAKERphone

Although the MAKERphone might not be as cool as the latest iPhone X lineup, it’s still cool enough to make calls, run apps, and play games. In addition to a circuit board, the phone also comes equipped with a GSM module, a 128x160 pixel color LCD, dual-a core processor, antenna and a sound module that happens to also have a headphone jack. The retro project might even be as big as a hit as Gajšak’s original MAKERbuino, which was able to make the young entrepreneur over a whopping $100K via Kickstarter.

For more information about the MAKERphone, be sure to check out the full campaign on Kickstarter now. Let us know what you think about Gajšak’s new campaign in the comments section below and subscribe to The Sitch for more DIY smartphone news and other entertaining reads. 

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