[Gta04-owner] Complete GTA04 phones

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Tue Oct 11 15:27:21 CEST 2011


Am 11.10.2011 um 15:03 schrieb Neil Jerram:

> On Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:33:33 +0200, Boudewijn wrote:
> 
>> For the time being, with some handiwork one could make an ecopenkombrick
>> (ecologic/economic open communications combibrick?) with some pieces of wood
>> and a pot of glue. Using hardware switches screwed to the brick and wired
>> internally, the little detail in the woodwork would be less a
>> problem. Pulling
>> the battery could become some off a problem after attaching the backside...
>> perhaps some screws instead of glue ;-)
> 
> I also was wondering about wood.  I imagine a surround for the LCD with a shallower bevel - which would be nice.
> 
> Does wood have suitable electrical properties, though?  I guess that means (1) insulation and (2) allowing electromagnetic waves to pass through without attenuation.

Unless it becomes wet or really thick, I see no problem. Neither for insulation nor for RF waves.

>> Not suitable for mass production though :-P
> 
> No, but I can imagine a community-sourced and -evolved design and instructions, and then everyone can make their own.

Cool!



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