December 01, 2014

The Arduino telephone exchange

Once again Australian Arduino enthusiast Beau Walker has created an interesting and fun project. In this example the device is a simple Arduino-controlled telephone exchange for use with classic Telecom rotary phones.

Not only can each phone dial and connect with the other, the Arduino controls an external 90V signal which is required to activate the original ringers in the phone. Apart from fun for younger people, this could also be the framework for a simple phone-based intercom for larger homes, workplaces or farms. 

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