rotary mobile phone

You know you want a rotary mobile phone

Justine Haupt posted this project, and now I want a rotary mobile phone!

Why a rotary cellphone? Because in a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of, I wanted something that would be entirely mine, personal, and absolutely tactile, while also giving me an excuse for not texting.


The point isn‘t to be anachronistic. It‘s to show that it‘s possible to have a perfectly usable phone that goes as far from having a touchscreen as I can imagine, and which in some ways may actually be more functional…

Read on for details, full technical specs and build photos.

Fr Silouan Thompson

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