Community Telephone Prototype
A prototype of the community telephone network for Salisbury has been built and here is a quick run through of some of the initial ideals with a video at the end of the post:
To properly present the idea, a kiosk was required to house the telephone in its intended surroundings. I'm currently trying to source a box or kiosk for later on but I wanted to try an build something temporary in the meantime and set to work cutting and reassembling an old set of drawers.
Then it was time to crack open a new can of paint, wire a few LEDs under the roof and install a small strip of white plastic to display the name of the project when it eventual has one and it's ready to be assembled and tested.
Option 1: Making calls
Option 2: Mailbox
Option 3: Helplines
Option 4: AI Chatbot Operator
Option 5: Pirate Radio/Media Students' work
Option 6: Calling Payphones
Option 7: Salisbury Tour Guide
Option 8: Indie Business Offers/Events?
Option 9: Available
UPDATE: It has since evolved further. As I hunt for a BT payphone to integrate with, I wanted to try and produce a decent demonstration model to help explain the idea to people. So it was back to a medium that I really enjoy working with, cardboard and wood and before long, I had a dummy payphone of my own.