Tendigi CTO Nick Lee, who earlier got an Apple Watch to operate Windows 95, today revealed us a new project which allows Android to work with an iPhone using a 3D printed iPhone case
This iPhone Case allows users to run Android on iOS
Tech lovers will definitely remember the work of Nick Lee who is a Brooklyn-based hacker, identified by tech community for hacking an Apple smartwatch to run Windows 95 in it.
Nick Lee who is also a developer and CTO of Tendigi, had recently revealed his new project that allows Android to work on iPhone using a 3D printed iPhone case. Yes, you read that right! Nick lee has just designed a 3D case which allows you to run two operating systems on the iPhone.
In a video, Nick lee seems to boot Android with the help of a Tendigi app on the iPhone. This iOS app used to interact with the case. With the help of this case, iPhone user can access any Android app easily and can enjoy Android on iOS.
First of all, Nick lee bought a board (Lemaker HiKey) and cloned the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and build a custom version of Android Marshmallow. Later he 3D printed an iPhone size enclosure and combined the board, a 650 mAh lithium-polymer battery, Boost converter & resistor to produce the case.
Once the design was completed, the design was bulky and looked like a brick. However, after several designs modification and 3D printing experiments, Nick Lee, managed to shrink the size of the case.
Nick Lee also included openings for HDMI, USB Ports, and SD card slot in the case. On which Nick lee said “Once I had a clear idea of component size and layout, I scaled the 3D model to a more reasonable size and added openings for the SD card, HDMI and USB ports. It’s not too much thicker than the average battery case”
Right Now, Nick lee has no plans of selling this product commercially, but he could be convinced to build a sleeker version of this case if there is interest .