The first ring tone

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The first ring tone

Lrg Ring Tones
I’m sort of surprised modern home phones don’t have the ability to play MP3s as ring tones as a standard feature, might make a fun project – here’s one of the first instances for the “ring tone” from Popular Electronics 1956 – [via] – Link.

0 thoughts on “The first ring tone

  1. imvain2 says:

    This is really cool but the title is very misleading.

    HOW TO – Make a Motorola RAZR phone with open source software and a waterjet!

    Sounds like you can make the phone itself.

  2. philliptorrone says:

    imvain2 – you saw the title mid-edit, it’s all fixie now. tx.

  3. elemenoh says:

    Wow! Big Blue Saw looks really cool.

    Great post!

  4. maltedfalcon says:

    Actualy what you would do after seeing the three d views is press the link to show you the price quotes.

    So what exactly were the price quotes on this piece?
    Very cool – I expect its a bit cost prohibitive for a one off phone stand, though.

  5. JohnKit says:

    Anyone have an open source waterjet project? I didn’t know about QCad, I’ll have to download that and start using it on my camera projects.

  6. chroma says:

    maltedfalcon: prices vary from $36.46 if you just want one down to $11.18 if you’re ordering 1000. Also, I could probably make an easier to machine version that was cheaper.

    Fortunately, I had a few extra made. I can part with them for $16 each + shipping if anyone’s interested. Just contact me through Big Blue Saw: info@bigbluesaw.com.

  7. chroma says:

    maltedfalcon: prices vary from $36.46 if you just want one down to $11.18 if you’re ordering 1000. Also, I could probably make an easier to machine version that was cheaper.

    Fortunately, I had a few extra made. I can part with them for $16 each + shipping if anyone’s interested. Just contact me through Big Blue Saw: info@bigbluesaw.com.

  8. Greg550 says:

    nice project but it would look much nicer if you’d taken time to polish the edges (in order flat file, 180, 60, 20 grit sandpaper) and then flame sealed them (using your handy propane torch).

  9. DanLockton says:

    BigBlueSaw looks a great service – read about it before in MAKE but never looked in detail before. I guess there are a lot of interesting things that can be made using only flat/2D components – this limitation doesn’t seem so bad as I’d have imagined.
    Although, I’d be very grateful for any recommendations of open-source 3D solid modellers (Blender’s great for surfacing)!

  10. Nazz says:

    Nothing quite like reinventing the wheel.

    Why bother making something that already exists in spades.

    There are so many D-top Cradles available for the RAZR models; I have to wonder why I anyone would go to the time, trouble and expense to make a ‘Homemade’ one.
    Looks pretty cheesy compared to the real thing which incidently can cost less or for a bit more have the additional feature of the built-in phone charger and some even have a spare (2nd) battery charger to boot.
    THE BURY comfort cradle looks useful too.

    Why reinvent the wheel when you can just go out and buy one that does more than just put your RAZR “on a pedestal”.

  11. Eugene Girard says:

    How much does Big Blue Saw charge for this kind of order? (Assuming you didn’t work there, of course;)

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