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Long-time MAKE reader Adam Ben-Dror carefully reskinned a 2.4 Ghz cordless phone handset with a 90-year-old candlestick telephone. A DTMF converter in the base preserves the function of the original rotary dial. Calls are begun by lifting the earpiece, and ended by hanging it up. As Adam writes, “the only sign that anything has been altered is the missing cord.” [Thanks, Adam!]

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


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  1. How does he recharge it? :D

  2. How does he recharge it? :D

  3. I wonder if it would be easier to put a hands-free bluetooth adapter in it.  You’d still have the trouble of figuring out how to dial though. 

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