CircuitMess Ringo 4G Kit - Build Your Own Mobile Phone
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.