The Dial Me a Story Phone is a little invention to help bring a little story into your ear. The body is a classic Northern Telecom wall-phone, but the guts have had a bit of an upgrade.

The guts are powered by an Arduino, and the adafruit Wave Shield. The Arduino reads the pulses from the dial witht help of this library, and then selects a story stored on the SD card to play back. Kinda like a real phone! The story plays through the original speaker on the handset, though the microphone is non-functional in this iteration.

Stories of Stories

The first set of stories on the device were some dreams that I have recorded. I am always trying to accumulate more, and so during my last exhibition there was a “Write Me a Story Corner” where individuals could type-write me a new story.

The innards of the phone