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CircuitMess Ringo 4G Kit - Build Your Own Mobile Phone

Product Description

This neat little device is an open source mobile phone that you can build yourself.

Besides that, Ringo is also an educational device shaped like a mobile phone compatible with all mobile networks.

Its purpose: to motivate people to explore, learn and create something new in a fun and interesting way.

SKU: K628
$169.94 $169.99
Maximum quantity available reached.
What you get inside your box:
  • Ringo circuit board – the main board that connects all the components in a uniform device that can work as a mobile phone
  • Ringo casing – multiple sheets of acrylic cut with the power of lasers. They protect the innards and give Ringo this sleek look
  • 128*160 full color TFT LCD – for playing games, displaying phone numbers and everything in between
  • GSM module – a tiny module responsible for everything related to calling and texting other people
  • Main microcomputer module – a dual core processor with built-in Wi-Fi, BLE, and a charging circuit
  • Sound module – a board with a DAC (digital to analog converter) chip and a headphone jack for music playback (responsible for ringtones, alarms, game sound effects)
  • Amplifier module – makes loud buzzes, bleeps and bloops
  • Stick-on antenna – for superb phone signal (a.k.a. send text messages while in the bathroom)
  • 4GB Micro SD card – preloaded with games and apps
  • A bag with other tiny electronic components

Who is this kit for?

Based on our experience, an 11-year-old kid should be able to assemble a Ringo kit with a tiny bit of help from an adult. Estimated build time: 5 hours.

Building the Ringo kit is just the beginning.

After that, you’ll spend numerous hours creating your own games and apps and experimenting with hardware.


What you’ll learn with Ringo

  • how to solder properly
  • what are the basic electronic components and what are their functions
  • what are microcontrollers and some basics of digital electronics
  • how to program a microcontroller in C++, Python and other
  • how a basic mobile phone works


Ringo needs tools

You’ll need some basic tools and equipment for assembling your Ringo

  • regular soldering iron (nothing super expensive is required) and some solder
  • diagonal cutter pliers
  • regular screwdriver
  • some solder
  • a piece of insulating tape or some super-glue

Or you can buy a kit with a tool pack already included.