Arduino Telephone is an interactive sound installation in which a user can have strange simulated conversations. The original electronic innards of the phone have been replaced with Arduino, a Rugged Electronics Audio Shield, and assorted electronics and audio cables. The phone can be dialed, and it rings intermittently, enticing the user to answer the phone and wonder who is on the other end of the line. The phone’s program can either record the user’s voice, play back previous recordings or stream the audio input directly to the earpiece with added distortion. The result is a sometimes delightful, sometimes disturbing conversation with a computer simulation of an old telephone.
For more details about the development of this project, view the related blog post here.