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Create a phone yourself in minutes and hack a new way to communicate with things.
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Create a phone yourself in minutes and hack a new way to communicate with things.
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RePhone Kit - World's First Open Source and Modular Phone

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RePhone is an open source and modular phone kit.

With Rephone you can:

1.Create your own phone in minutes with the slim MODULES, accessible SOFTWARE, and customizable Phone Enclosures.

2.Hack anything around you, giving inanimate objects the power of cellular communication. Have a conversation with your pets, plants, toys, motorcycle helmets, robots, or drones through RePhone’s GSM and 3G functions.

RePhone is a set of tools and components that allows everyone including students, teachers, makers, hackers, geeks, artists, developers and engineers rethink, remix, redesign and remake the phone. 

RePhone comes in three kits RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE, RePhone Core Module 3G and RePhone kit Create.

 RePhone Kit Create provides a RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE, a audio module, a 1.54'' touchscreen, a 520 mAh battery and two precut Kraft Paper for you to create a phone in minutes.

RePhone GSM + BLE features the world’s smallest System-on-Chip (SOC) for Wearables and Internet Of Things. It offers a wide range of communication protocols including GSM, GPRS and Bluetooth (4.0 and 2.1 Dual mode). It supports quad-band at 850/900/1800/1900MHz - connect onto any global GSM network with a 2G nano SIM card.

  • Powerful microcontroller 
  • Standard xadow interface, USB, 20*GPIO(I2C\SPI\UART\EINT) 
  • Support analog audio interface(1*speaker, 2*mic, 1*headset)
  • Compatible with all xadow modules
  • Nano SIM, button, LED, antenna 
  • HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100
  • GPRS/EDGE: 850/1900
  • Voltage:3.3-4.2V

Xadow Duino is a specially designed add-on module which allows to build up awesome lighting devices in minutes with the most popular addressable RGB LED WS2812b. As a bonus, the built-in ATmega32u4 MCU and micro USB allows it to be programmed and work independently without connecting to any core modules. 

Xadow Basic Sensor features a three-in-one sensor boards, it integrates a 3-Axis Accelerometer, a Temperature Sensor and a Light Sensor on one single board.

RePhone family will keep growing with more add-on modules and even richer features, like single eye display and camera modules.

RePhone use the build-in kraft paper to lower the barrier of designing your own phone enclosure. Kraft paper is versatile, durable and easy to cut in various shapes, while strong enough to protect the modules against the outside. It’s also sewable, washable, and easy to draw on.

 

Make and receive phone calls, send message, and play music.

With RePhone you build your own communication device, from the GUTS (hardware pieces) to the SOUL (software) inside, and the SKELETON and SKIN (Enclosure) outside.

We developed rich libraries hooking into Arduino IDE, Lua and Javascript, with detailed example sketches to help entry-level programmers develop with Rephone easily and quickly. 

We also provide a full power SDK based on Eclipse IDE for C/C++ developers to work with high level applications. 

Not a programmer? No problem! RePhone has an easy drag and drop feature for files. Simply download the applications online and put it in your RePhone to make it work!

The modular design of RePhone brings limitless DIY possibilities. Those tiny neat blocks can be fit into a phone enclosure of any size, shape, or style you like.

You can make your RePhone even cooler with different materials like leather, fabric and bamboo. Build a sturdy case with 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC and injection molding.

Or if you want, just stick the Rephone onto existing objects that you want turned into a phone!

RePhone creates new ways to communicate with our physical world.

  • Talk to your grandpa by assembling a walking cane phone. 
  • Talk to your dog with a RePhone, GPS, record module and dog collar. 
  • Talk to the sky with a RePhone, gyros and a kite.
  • Talk to your body with a RePhone shirt.
  • Talk to your light with a RePhone lamp.
  • Talk to your dress with the RePhone and Xadow Duino module with WS2812b

To top it off, RePhone is compatible With Arduino and Pebble Time. 

Let’s experiment with totally new ways to connect with the world.

Here at Seeed, we want to facilitate a collaborative community to empower hackers, designers, and makers to help us realize new ways that the phone can interact with the world. So far the results have been amazing. The RePhone Alpha User community have made significant contributions to the Rephone user experience.

With an open-source modular design, easy pluggable interfaces, and rich-featured modules, RePhone provides a perfect way to prototype your wearable or Internet of Things(IoT) idea. The RePhone modules can be inserted as standard embedded modules in your finished product or as the control unit. Whether you are building a smart control communication device for your dog, or DJ gesture-controlling device, the GSM module is your personal starting line.  

Turn your prototype into an end device with Seeed's 'RePhone Hardware Development Kit. The kit shows drawings of common circuits, shortening design process with commonly used components from our Open parts library.

Seeed Studio also provides manufacturing services to help you complete small batch production from up to 10K pieces. Our strong supply chain management can turn your RePhone into a mass manufactured phenomenon. For more information visit http://www.seeedstudio.com/propagate/

As you're getting a deal by supporting us on Kickstarter, we won’t retail the RePhone until all Kickstarter rewards have been shipped. This means our early supporters will be pioneers in creating a new global trend of modular phones. 

 Thanks to:

We have our own agile manufacturing factory and supply chain department that has helped many successful kickstarter projects such as Arduboy, HEX, Strawbees, Espruino, and uArm. 

For a full list of all our past projects please visit  https://www.kickstarter.com/pages/seeed

Each reward tier may have a different estimated shipment month. While we do not expect these to change, we will try our best to guarantee on time delivery.

Risks and challenges

Risk and challenges

The RePhone family is nearly complete. All products shown on this page and in the video were built using our agile manufacturing factory in Shenzhen. We’re currently ramping up capacity at our factory to meet the estimated delivery times.

International Logistics

We're proud to have Seeed fans in over 200 countries. We have been shipping Seeed products worldwide since 2008. If shipping issues come up, our expert logistics team will help us solve difficulties and get RePhone into your hands. Please note that you may be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region.

Forecasting risk

We’ve done our very best to forecast demand and create a solid production plan with our agile manufacturing factory. We’ve experienced lots of successful manufacturing projects from kickstarter and we believe we can handle unplanned events.

Technical support

If you have questions at any time, during or after the campaign has closed, you can always reach us at support.seeedstudio.com/.

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    Earlier than early bird.

    Get a new way to power things around you with cellular communication!

    Includes:
    - 1x RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE

    Get the earliest access to RePhone Core Module.

    You will also be invited to the internal RePhone Community to help us improve the development of future add-on modules.

    Retail price will be $19.

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    Early bird.

    Get to hack things around you with power of cellular communication!

    Includes:
    - 1x RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE.

    Take advantage of early savings. Retail price will be $19.

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    Get to hack things around you with power of cellular communication!

    Includes:
    - 1x RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE.

    Retail price will be $19.

    Please contact us if we want to get more than 1.

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    Early bird

    Includes:
    - 1x RePhone Core Module 3G

    Retail price will be $39

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    Includes:
    - 1x RePhone Kit Create

    Be the first ones to to make a phone yourself in minutes!
    You will also be invited to the internal RePhone Community to help us improve the development of add-on modules.

    Retail price will be $59.

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    - 1x RePhone Geo Kit
    OR 1x RePhone Lumi Kit

    Your Choice of RePhone Geo Kit or RePhone Lumi Kit.
    Tracking it down with RePhone Geo Kit:
    - 1x RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE
    - 1x Xadow GPS v2
    - 1x Xadow GSM Breakout

    Light it up with RePhone Lumi Kit:
    - 1x RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE
    - 1x Xadow Duino
    - 1X Xadow GSM Breakout

    Retail price of RePhone Geo Kit or RePhone Lumi Kit will be $59.

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    Early bird.

    - 1x RePhone Kit Create.

    Make a phone yourself, your first open-source modular phone kit.

    Retail price will be $59.

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    - 1x RePhone Kit Create.

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    - 1x RePhone Extension Pack

    Add rich-featured modules to extend your RePhone's functionalities:
    - 1x Xadow Basic Sensors
    - 1x Xadow GPS v2
    - 1x Xadow NFC v2
    - 1x Xadow LED 5x7
    - 1x Xadow Duino
    - 1x Xadow GSM Breakout
    - 1x Battery 520 mAh
    - 5x FPC Cable 35 PIN
    - 5x FPC Cable 11 PIN

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    - 1x RePhone Strap Kit for Pebble.

    Adding extra functions to your Pebble Time!
    Includes:
    - 1x Adapter
    - 1x Xadow GPS v2
    - 1x Xadow NFC v2
    - battery
    - Structral support.

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    Early bird. Call everything with RePhone Kit Create 3G.

    Includes:
    - 1x RePhone Core Module 3G
    - 1 x Xadow Audio
    - 1 x Xadow 1.54" Touchcreen
    - 1 x 520mAh Lipo Battery
    - 5 x FPC Cable 35 PIN
    - 2 x Pre-cut Kraft Paper

    ----SHIPPING IN MAY 2016

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    Include:
    - 1 x RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE
    - 1 x RePhone Kit Create

    Make a phone yourself, your first open source and modular phone kit.

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    Call everything with RePhone Kit Create 3G.

    Includes:
    - 1x RePhone Core Module 3G
    - 1x Xadow Audio
    - 1x Xadow 1.54" Touchcreen
    - 1x 520mAh Lipo Battery
    - 5 x FPC Cable 35 PIN
    - 2x Pre-cut Kraft Paper

    ----SHIPPING IN JUNE 2016---

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    All the modules, bring more choice and possibilities to your phones.

    Includes:
    - 1 x RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE
    - 1 x RePhone Kit Create
    - 1 x RePhone Extension Pack.

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    Combo.
    Includes:

    - 2 x RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE

    - 2 x RePhone Kit Create.

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    All the kits. Bring more choice and possibilities to your phones and Pebble Time.

    Include:
    - 2 x RePhone Core Moudule GSM + BLE
    - 1 x RePhone Kit Create
    - 1 x RePhone Strap Kit for Pebble
    - 1 x RePhone Extension Pack

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    Christmas Box.
    Special Christmas Gift of RePhone Kit Create for your family and friends.

    Includes:
    5x RePhone Kit Create - Christmas Edition.

    – SHIPPING IN DECEMBER –

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    Build projects for Phones, Wearables and Internet of Things.
    Includes:
    - 3x RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE
    - 3x 1.54'' Touchscreen Module
    - 3x Audio Module
    - 3x RePhone Extension Pack.
    - 30x FPC Cable 11 PIN
    - 30x FPC Cable 35 PIN

    – SHIPPING IN DECEMBER –

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    - 1x RePhone Hackthon Pack.

    Huge packs of RePhone kits for Hackthons in Maker Space, workshop or classroom:
    - 10x RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE
    - 5x RePhone Kit Create
    - 2x RePhone Extension Pack

    The RePhone Hackthons will also be supported and promoted on Seeed official channels.

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    RePhone Kit Hackthon:

    Work together with you to hold hackthon in your city, learn how to create a phone yourself and build different kind of celluar prototype based on RePhone Kit.
    Include ten of each kits (RePhone kit Create, RePhone Extension packs and RePhone Core Modules).

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    Produce your indie-phone with us in Shenzhen!
    1.Visit our shenzhen office, Agile manufacturing factory.
    2.Provide One-stop service from idea to prototype to product based on RePhone Kit modules.
    3.Produce 100 end devices for free based on RePhone Kit HDK.
    4.Sale on seeed bazaar online shop and its distributors.
    Travel cost not included

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