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Theme fund: NGI Zero Core
Start: 2024-04
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ZeroPhone Next

Hackable open hardware mobile phone

This project is building a hacker-friendly personal device platform, providing people with an assortment of building blocks that can be reused in building devices of their own. It sets out to deliver a featureful device for day-to-day use, with cellular and wireless connectivity, and bringing a powerful user interface that can easily be used in others' projects.

The platform's design prioritizes self-assembly capabilities, respect for the user's privacy, extensive documentation that makes the platform's building blocks all that more accessible, and forming a community aimed at helping other hackers build their own devices. The platform's inherent modularity also provides a testbench for designing open-source replacements for commonly closed-source parts of the DIY portable device ecosystem, as well as development of open firmware for currently-closed-source components.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Core Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101092990.