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Giving an old mobile phone a new life

Author: Jani 'Japala' Pönkkö
Published: 19.02.2011
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Tearing up the Talkman

 

iTalkman - Giving an old mobile phone a new life
 

These are the basic components that make up the Mobira Talkman base unit. A lot of through-the-hole components were used back then and it is almost comical to compare these old mobile phones to their modern day equivalents.

For this project I only need to outside skin of the phone and all the circuitry had to go. Same goes for the metal inside the base unit...

 

iTalkman - Giving an old mobile phone a new life
 

iTalkman - Giving an old mobile phone a new life
 

Metallic alloy used on these units is quite soft so it was relatively easy saw away a major block from the center.

 

iTalkman - Giving an old mobile phone a new life
 

Roughly cut base and a radiator unit in this photo. Phones these days usually weight something around 120-140 grams and that radiator must have weighed three times that much alone. These kind of phones were heavy and not something to carry in your jeans pocket.

 

iTalkman - Giving an old mobile phone a new life
 

Making more room inside by filing off any excess metal. Again, soft material making this task quite easy.




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