Open Source “PiTalk” Turns Your Raspberry Pi Minicomputer Into A Modular Smartphone

pitalk raspberry pi smartphone
Images: PiTalk
More than a year ago, I wrote about a Raspberry Pi-powered phone called PiPhone, and the readers loved it. Just recently, I came across another similar project on Kickstarter and decided to share it on Fossbytes. Named PiTalk, the project calls itself the “first ever DIY modular smartphone.”

Powered by Python, PiTalk modular smartphone is compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero, Pi 2, and Pi 3. For voice and data communication, it has a 3G module. The basic features performed by PiTalk are:

  • Making calls
  • Sending/receiving messages
  • Taking pictures and videos
  • PiTalk software
  • Home Automation using SMS
  • WiFi access point
  • Audio – 3.5mm jack
  • Micro USB port for power and communication
  • Open source hardware and software

pitalk raspberry pi smartphone

You can change the size of the display to smaller or bigger by just adding a new display without any hassle. The same goes for the camera and built-in audio. That’s not all. Thanks to its open source software, you can edit the code and change the functionality of any aspect. You can load your own Python apps.

raspberry pi phone pitalk

It’s worth noting that PiTalk isn’t just a phone, it aims to be much more. As it’s designed by keeping modularity in mind, it can be used with your own hardware and for customized purposes.

Currently, no detailed information is available about PiTalk software. It has been launched with a £10,000 funding goal on Kickstarted, and there are 22 days to go. Go check it out and leave your feedback.

Also Read: Getting Started With Raspberry Pi


Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
More From Fossbytes

Latest On Fossbytes

Find your dream job