Go fly a kite? No thanks, I'd rather build a phone out of it!

Hackaday is showing off one of the entrants to their Hackaday Contest, a project which describes how to build your own Android powered smartphone based on a KiteBoard powered by a Snapdragon 450.  Inside you will find everything you would expect from a phone, from a cell radio and WiFi service through to an accelerometer and even a daughterboard which supports sending 1080p externally over HDMI.  There is even a Raspberry Pi compatible expansion board to allow you to control the phone, or use the phone to control other tech.  Check out the full project here.

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"Let’s get this out of the way first – this project isn’t meant to be a replacement for your regular smartphone. Although, at the very least, you can use it as one if you’d like to. But [Shree Kumar]’s Hackaday Prize 2018 entry, the Kite : Open Hardware Android Smartphone aims to be an Open platform for hackers and everyone else, enabling them to dig into the innards of a smartphone and use it as a base platform to build a variety of hardware."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

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  • Hacking train Wi-Fi may expose passenger data and control systems @ The Register
  • BlackBerry Key2: QWERTY-equipped mobe will debut on 7 June @ The Inquirer
  • Lenovo hypes up an all-screen (no really) flagship smartphone @ Ars Technica
  • 3D-Printing Saves Collectible Lures from a Fishy Ending @ Hack a Day

Source: PCper.com





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