Justine Haupt found the perfect excuse not to send text messages and it was this device that she developed.
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Can you live without a smartphone ? The engineer Justine Haupt wanted to prove it and developed a cell phone that contains a rotating dial inside her pieces, as well as old phones so you can dial or dial the number you want to call.
This device became the perfect excuse for the girl not to send text messages. The woman explains on her website that she does not pretend to be anachronistic, she just wants to show that it is possible to have a 100% functional phone without having a touch screen.
Haupt works as an astronomical instrumentation engineer at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York and at the beginning he thought about making his prototype on cardboard, however, after checking the functionality of it, it occurred to him that it would be better to place it inside a 3D printed box that could be opened to repair any damage.
Photo via justine-haupt.com
In addition to the rotary dial, the device has an antenna, an arduino, a screen with electronic ink, an Adafruit Fona 3G transistor, LEDs that indicate the amount of battery and signal received, and finally some buttons that work for quick dialing for contacts frequent.