[python-uk] WiPhone, a phone you can program in Python

Stefano Alberto Russo stefano.russo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 09:55:51 EDT 2019

Very interesting and congrats for the fundraising.

Are you using MicroPython under the hood? Or maybe in parallel on one of the two cores of the esp32?


> On 14 Apr 2019, at 18:32, Ben Wilson <ben at wiphone.io> wrote:
> Hey all... I'm making a VoIP mobile phone that runs Python apps. The
> firmware will be open. Wanted to share and get the word out.
> I wanted a phone that lets hackers do what they want (instead of trapping
> you in a walled garden, huge IDE, non-serviceable design, etc.). The
> hardware is also meant to be easily expandable: the back of the phone is a
> PCB that can be swapped out for custom modules. Sort of like project Ara,
> except it's just a PCB. any hobby-level electrical designer should be able
> to make their own custom module.
> Kickstarter link:
> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2103809433/wiphone-a-phone-for-hackers-and-makers?ref=1jz5jk
> recent Reddit discussion:
> https://www.reddit.com/r/Python/comments/bagyxv/wiphone_a_phone_you_can_program_in_python/project
> build logs: https://hackaday.io/project/159811-esp32-wiphone
> Happy to answer questions here or on Reddit.
> -Ben
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