The Delightfully Nerdy Rotary Cellphone

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 13, 2020

Scientist Justine Haupt recently built herself a rotary cellphone as a "statement against a world of touchscreens, hyperconnectivity, and complacency with big brother watchdogs." Look at this gloriously eccentric gadget:

Rotary Cellphone

So it's not just a show-and-tell piece... My intent is to use it as my primary phone. It fits in a pocket.; It's reasonably compact; calling the people I most often call is faster than with my old phone, and the battery lasts almost 24 hours.

Haupt has open sourced the technical design files so you can build your own rotary cell if you'd like. The files are currently unavailable though due to (I'm assuming) the interest in the project; this Wired piece says her website crashed. So check back in a couple days after the hubbub dies down?