The Homemade Rasperry Pi 'PiPhone' Can Be Made for Under $160

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 1, 2014
References: github & treehugger
If you find yourself feeling sick of big name phone brands and particularly crafty one day, you could try making your very own PiPhone, which can be assembled for about $158 from off-the-shelf products.

The amazing DIY phone project comes from Dave Hunt, who put the small single board computer known as Raspberry Pi to work as the base for this phone. The phone is a little on the chunky side, but still, it's pretty impressive for a homemade smartphone, especially considering that it's got a fully functional touchscreen display.

If you're interested in crafting a PiPhone of your very own, Hunt has generously made the list of instructions, parts needed and code all available online for others who want to give this project a go.