Rotary Cellphone KIT, aka Un-Smartphone by Space Engineer Justine Haupt

Rotary Cellphone KIT, aka Un-Smartphone by Space Engineer Justine Haupt

Boy, where to start? The reason why Justine Haupt developed this Rotary Cellphone aka anti-smartphone might surprise you. Haupt, who is a developer of astronomy instrumentation at Brookhaven National Laboratory, spoke about her new usable phone. “This is a statement against a world of touchscreens, hyperconnectivity, and complacency with big brother watchdogs. In a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of, I wanted something that would be entirely mine, personal, and absolutely tactile, while also giving me an excuse for not texting.” For the last 3 years Haupt has been developing this device striping all non-phone functions of modern smartphones, to create a much faster device for making calls, that actually fits in a pocket. The Portable Wireless Electronic Digital Rotary Telephone can view missed calls on a small display and can be taken apart if it needs fixing. “I’ve been getting so many requests from people wanting to buy the rotary cellphone that I’ve decided to make it available in kit form. Builders will still need to find the right rotary dial and order a handful of other bits, but the “hard part” (the mainboard and the 3D printed casing with threaded inserts and buttons) is available for sale from my new robotics company here: skysedge.us“.
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Portable Wireless Electronic Digital Rotary Telephone aka Un-Smartphone

Rotary Cellphone KIT, aka Un-Smartphone by Space Engineer Justine Haupt
Photo credits: Justine Haupt

Created by the developer of astronomy instrumentation – Justine Haupt

Rotary Cellphone KIT, aka Un-Smartphone by Space Engineer Justine Haupt

The display that shows missed calls

Rotary Cellphone KIT, aka Un-Smartphone by Space Engineer Justine Haupt

3G Rotary Cell Phone Partial Kit – “I’ve been getting so many requests from people wanting to buy the rotary cellphone that I’ve decided to make it available in kit form.”

Rotary Cellphone KIT, aka Un-Smartphone by Space Engineer Justine Haupt

Haupt is working on a new version that connects to the 4G network and has a lot of new improvements

Rotary Cellphone KIT, aka Un-Smartphone by Space Engineer Justine Haupt

“It’s to show that it’s possible to have a perfectly usable phone that goes as far from having a touchscreen as I can imagine, and which in some ways may actually be more functional.”

Rotary Cellphone KIT, aka Un-Smartphone by Space Engineer Justine Haupt

The people I call most often are stored. If I want to call my husband, I can do so by pressing a single dedicated physical key which is dedicated to him. No menus.”

Rotary Cellphone KIT, aka Un-Smartphone by Space Engineer Justine Haupt

“When I want to change something about the phone’s behavior, I just do it.”

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