Rolodex powered by Nokia N900

by Gibralter
Posted September 22nd, 2009 at 5:09 am


Competition is a good thing, right?  It can helps spur inovation or lead to the bastardization of existing technologies in the pursuit of all things new and cutting edge.  With the Nokia PUSH N900 compaign , it is starting to seem we are finding both some cool cutting edge stuff  yet retro.  Case in point: The Rolodex done N900 style courtesy of the fine people at

What the folks at did was take a Rolodex and hook it up to the N900 with Arduino and Bluetooth.  As the Rolodex is spun, the Arduino tracks the position of the wheel  and Bluetooths that specific position to the N900.  Now each person is marked with a specific position so when the information is Bluetoothed over from the Arduino to the N900, the Python script uses the loaded library to pull the contact up as if someone had manually gone there.  Once the touchscreen is activated on the phone, a call is placed.  It is just that cool

Check out this and other N900 hacks at

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