If we can work it out then we may end up getting this on the C*Net since we already have a spare Obi200 google voice to phone adaptor.
Also we do have an (separate) asterisk server setup for dial in to the BBS it might be easy enough to patch it so we can bluebox and redbox the thing or transfer to the space’s asterisk extension for the comms around the space and maybe to each classroom. While other extension can pull from random quotes off talk/discord/twitter.
Or if anything we at lease can throw a raspberry pi or two inside it and turn it into a BBS/Plan9 Host/or something cool like that.
That’s awesome, I’m hoping I can make the member meeting tonight ( fingers crossed that the brolo will be done in time for me to borrow the van) and I’d love to swing by after to check it out. does the space already have a payphone? I swear I remember seeing one on the vintage computing nook a while back.
It’s amusing to think that the device that killed off the payphone can now make red/blue/rainbow boxes as trivial as downloading an app
We have the upper body of one but couldn’t track down the rest of it so had to order a new one. The old body is either going to be auctioned off for committee funds or used to build as a case mod for a cluster of Raspberry Pis that we’ll take to QuakeCon next year.
One of the projects I’ve had on the far back burner (just waiting for time and $) has been to get an Arduino/rPI with a GSM module to work with an old rotary phone to make the ultimate hipster cellphone. A backpack style payphone/cellphone would be awesome.
I’d love to hop in this project if i wasn’t so busy trying to learn cake php for the calendar interface. I got like 3 pdfs open right now just for that -.-
this look soo coooool
i’ll file it under “look at this tomorrow or next week”
I will attempt to make a PDF of the manual pages. There are 32 but I believe I can easily do the conversion, AND, Oh By The Way… if this is a vintage unit, there may be a Mercury Relay in it. Probably a “Can” type but you should be aware just in case.