I Made a Debian Smartphone

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July 28, 2019

Senior Capstone Project

I made a Debian-based smartphone for my senior capstone project during my undergrad at Oregon State University. While building the prototype cost more than I wanted to spend – and looked terrible – it did at least run properly.

The only real goal for this project was to develop a smartphone motherboard to run a minimally modified kernel capable of making calls, texting, and browsing the internet. It also had an rgb status led and individual wifi/bluetooth coprocessors.

Pictures

Figure 1: Debian Smartphone
Figure 1: Debian Smartphone
Figure 2: SMS Interface
Figure 2: SMS Interface