As Tyler Spadgenske proves with the creation of his 'Tyfone,' 3D printing presents the opportunity for makers to create DIY phone projects that are extremely customized to suit only their needs.
3D printing was used to create the protective front and pack piece of the case that holds all of the internal electronics in place. Although the instructions have been shared on Instructables, assembling this phone requires some knowledge of electronic equipment. The phone is brought to life with a Raspberry Pi processor and camera, USB WiFi adapters, microphones, a battery, as well as wiring and screws to keep everything in place. As far as what this phone can do, the result of this DIY project is a device that is able to send texts, make phone calls and even share images.