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Telephone ring generator help

Started by tomatofish1, Dec 30, 2017, 06:44 pm

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I Have got a full size Tardis in my garden and back in the summer I got an old telephone to go in it and I wanted to get the phone to ring if I pressed a button on a wireless remote and then if I answered the phone it would stop ringing and a message would be played I got a mp3 player and a wireless relay and a little device that made the ringing voltage etc. I found a someone on facebook that built me something that worked with the bits I sent them and bits they had to also buy. Once I got it and fitted it in to my tardis it worked lovely but not long after it stopped working and now they person that built it won't help me anymore or reply to me. I was wondering if anyone might be able to help in some way or know someone I might be able to contact and ask by the way it all worked off a 12v rechargeable battery but now i have had to dismantle the setup to see if i could get it working my self so its in bits. Thank you in advance for reading if you can help in any way please PM ME thank you


Dec 30, 2017, 07:20 pm #1 Last Edit: Dec 30, 2017, 07:20 pm by galacticprobe
I'm not sure where to even start with this one. Maybe if you posted a few photos of what you've got it might give some of us an idea of what you're up against. Hopefully you received some sort of drawing with that phone once it was modified, showing a wiring diagram or something like that. Just from your description above, there isn't much to go on.

P. S. To the Mods: I think this topic more appropriate for the TARDIS Workshop Section, rather than the Links section. It's a discussion on how to get something working, and doesn't "link" to anything.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"


Have a look on YouTube at all things Arduino, you can do most things given a little knowledge with these devices. I did something similar with an old train signal box alert bell. I have a youtube video demonstrating this:

This uses an Arduino that basically gives a pulsed signal to the bells twin magnetic coils. This project went on to give a random ring set that matched one of 20 that were actually used in the day to warn signal men what was happening further up the track.

Also my Tardis lights are controlled by an Arduino, this uses a timer function as well as linking to my mobile phone, so anyhing can be done.



I built a working phone that used to ring and play messages from an internal mp3 player.
I will upload some pics.
I got the idea from this guy on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ2rHqBXO1s&t=1528s

It was fairy simple to follow, you do have to subscribe to his channel to get the code.

I will also try and get a video of it working.

The red switch on the back makes it ring and could easily be controlled by a remote from ebay.
and it runs from a 12 volt battery or plug in adaptor.
ring phone 1.jpgring phone 2.jpgring phone 3.jpg
Just making stuff.


Its me again,
Here is the video link of the ringing telephone.
hope its what you re after
Just making stuff.


Quote from: nmoody57 on Oct 10, 2022, 02:53 pmHello
Its me again,
Here is the video link of the ringing telephone.
hope its what you re after

I was expecting to get the message from the Episode "Father's Day", were all the phones were repeating the first thing said on a phone, "Watson, Come Here, I Need You".