Tired of teaching your older family members how to use their smartphones every time you visit? Just do what YouTube’s Mr. Volt did and build a custom mobile phone out of aluminium, brass, and wood with a working rotary dial that’s reminiscent of the ancient landline phones introduced back in the 1920s.
The brick-like form factor and hefty weight of this prototype is sure to be comforting to your grandparents. And with an equally primitive feature set — including a tiny OLED display, enough memory to store one phone number, and an FM radio — there’s no chance your family members will get lost in menus, accidentally dial 999, or somehow factory reset this phone. [YouTube via JWZ]