…without committing a crime, of course. Because if you want, you can get your own iPhone 6s for less than 300 dollars, what a bargain, right? Now yes, and his price has certain nuances and an adventure behind it that is quite exciting .
In the purest Bricomania style, today we bring you an easy, simple project for the whole family… or not, because if a former software engineer had to travel to China to get the parts, it might not be a job suitable for everyone, but it is undoubtedly a super curious and interesting feat.
His name is Scotty Allen and according to his own words, the difficulty lies not in assembling everything but in finding the right pieces , for which he had to go around the factories and scrap yards of Shenzhen to find them. If you’re into rummaging around and have an old iPhone under your belt, his blog documenting everything will fascinate you.
The answer is easy: do it yourself. For Scotty, the first thing was to see if it was really a feasible project. It was certainly the best way to learn about how supplier markets and the manufacturing process work, step by step.
Interestingly, building it seems quite affordable from a technical point of view, and although Allen is a computer professional, he’s into software, not hardware. At first, the engineer didn’t know what parts he needed or where to get them or how to test them.
Although the cost of the iPhone 6s is 300 dollars, you have to read the small print: in extra tools and tests, the price goes up to a thousand dollars , that’s what the economy of scale has. Nor can we avoid the little trip to China and the transfers to the factories. But there is one thing that no one can take away from Scotty Allen: his merit and incredible experience.