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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

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. Jeff Haskell says:

    How does he recharge it? :D

    1. A small dc power socket was added to the base of the phone for charging.

    2. A small dc power socket was added to the base of the phone for charging.

  2. Jeff Haskell says:

    How does he recharge it? :D

  3. Dave Brunker says:

    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.