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cell phone case mod
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cell phone case mod

by Rhese on Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:06 pm

I put my TV-B-Gone in an old Motorola cell phone. It was a very tight fit (the case doesn't close as tightly as I would like), but it still looks reasonably like a cell phone if you're not paying attention (and who pays attention to cell phones anymore?) :)

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I admit the flat-head screw as button is a bit cheesy, but I couldn't find anything else lying around that would work as well.

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by adafruit on Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:41 pm

haha too funny. i love these case mods! :)

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by maltman23 on Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:37 am

I especially like that you can access the programming port through the screen. :)
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Re: cell phone case mod

by Lynnzhu on Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:39 am

haha ~~~very good idea~! :D
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Re: cell phone case mod

by richms on Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:11 am

I bought a box lot of old broken mobiles to try to do the same with, but they were all too small. That brick you have is ideal.

I was hoping to use the LiPo from one of the phones to power it, but they were all swelling up or just refusing to take a charge.

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Re: cell phone case mod

by maltman23 on Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:41 pm

I've seen people selling old (and big) cell phones on the sidewalk in big cities all around the world.

If you can find any cell phone with a battery that works, these are the best batteries for getting very high power from your TV-B-Gone remote (LiPo batteries have extremely high current capability, partly because of their very low internal resistance).

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Re: cell phone case mod

by b0rtch on Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:50 am

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Re: cell phone case mod

by maltman23 on Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:44 pm

Fabulous! Very nice job. Thanks for the documentation.

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Re: cell phone case mod

by sagacious on Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:39 pm

small size and protection of the device are important but Im cheap. I found a toothpick case that cut in half fit perfectly over the component side plus t's flexible enough to allow resetting
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Re: cell phone case mod

by maltman23 on Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:02 pm

It also looks way easy. :)
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