1940's Rotary Dial Phone Converted Into iPhone Dock

1940's Rotary Dial Phone Converted Into iPhone Dock

Gregory Han
May 8, 2009
Here's an old tech meets new tech DIY hack converting a genuine 1940's rotary dial phone into an iPhone dock which operates as a speaker system, can be controllede via touch sensitive controls or remote, and may possibly be used by Commissioner Gordon to reach caped vigilantes when the spotlight signal is out of order. Details below...

Rotary Dial 1940's Phone fitted with an iPhone speaker dock. One speaker behind the dial (10w) on the front of the phone and two speakers in the handset (2x 3w). The IR sensor and controls are fitted to the side of the phone and docking port is hidden under the receiver when the hand set is off. I would like to get this working so when the handset is removed the power turns on and turns off when returned. The 3.5mm external port still works and the power cable removes.

As the donor speaker was an official 'works with iPhone' product all of the normal charging and iPhone features are uncomprimised.

A few in the making photos at fonejackhacker.co.uk.

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