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cell bell

Retro cell phone ringer
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I think it would be hella cool to have an old-skool type ringer in a cell phone. You know, the kind where a striker arm hits a bell! It would be really easy to do actually... Those vibrating things are just tiny motors with an unbalanced fly wheel ... How hard would it be to make it hit a bell?

Or, go retro with the latest in technological advances by using a piezoelectric "muscle" to actuate the striker.

Probably not a marketable trait for a cell phone, but hella cool anyway.

natrik, Jun 03 2003

Retro Cell Phone http://www.halfbake...etro_20Cell_20Phone
by hippo. Seems relevant. [my face your, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

hob's massive retro cellphones http://www.graphest...llery/hb/index.html
click on link called "massive retro cellphones." [my face your, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

handset cel http://www.ai.mit.e...i/coolmf/index.html
old-school telephone handset on a cell phone [shavenwarthog, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]


       You can get the sound as a ringtone. Sounds pretty realistic, too.
snarfyguy, Jun 03 2003

       Heard one today. Bbbbbbaked.
bungston, Jun 04 2003


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