VOIP chat cord


We’ve mentioned Christoffer’s Skype phone before; Jeroen decided to make a device that could work with any standard phone. Seeing the Chat-Cord he decided that one could be built really easily. The main component is a transformer to demux the the mic and line signals. I’m guessing you could grab the appropriate one off of an old modem. To translate the DTFM tones for dialing he downloaded the Chat-Cord software. The only problem left is how to ring the phone using Skype and Jeroen has enough tips to put you on track. I know at least one reader requested this after seeing the Chat-Cord so I hope you guys enjoy.

[thanks usergentoo]


  1. Chamunks says:

    THANK YOU i havent even read the article yet but thank you i have allways thought it was retarded paying money for such a simple looking hardware hack

  2. Sal says:

    Looks to be an interesting product. Now if there was software for Linux or OSX….

  3. evildrdan says:

    Ummmmm, there’s a linux version of skype

  4. BORIS says:

    Some phones do not need a DC voltage to function. Cordless phone base stations are generally powered from the wall through their own adapter.

  5. Sal says:

    No – linux driver for the “chat-cord”

  6. usergentoo says:

    Im having a few problems finding parts. I have some around the house but didnt know if they would work. Here is the schematic for one of them. http://www.rhombus-ind.com/datashts/t-600.pdf

  7. marc says:

    is it just me or are those vonage commercials on Showcase the most annoying creation ever??

    why do ppl try to sell stuff with annoying commercials.. it makes no sense..

  8. Jfalk says:

    I’m a little bit lost here, on this site, it seems that this is opnly something that can be bought- can’t find a build link. I must be mistaken, because the comment before me mentions finding parts. If anyone wants to help, I’d appreciate

  9. ed says:

    if you scroll down t where you see the hand drawn image, that’s how to connect everything (the text right next to it), it does talk about the chat cord, which can be bought, but this is the how to make (basically) the same thing
    there’s also a parts/price list on that page, under the instructions

  10. altpersona says:

    personaly im going to have a go at this thing but i wanna find a diy usb audio project to go with it. The usb sound cards on froogle and ebay are fairly cheap, so they cant be that hard to build….

  11. Alex says:

    i dont know if you can help me, im a novice but i want to buid it. could you give some intructions to made it by my self


  12. atapiland1 says:

    The software will expire on 2 months, does anyone have a crack or something or know how it dont expires? Please request me. Tank you for all.

  13. ozpunk says:

    weird when i went to vonage site and had the live operator chat box, she asked if i would allow her to move the chat screen to the bottom so we could see the webpages together and do the sign up process….i was immediately suspicious and said WHY….so you can hack into my computer, that means your in my computer if you know where my chat box is etc…shes like no..well i said NO..i dont like that idea……anyways she closed the chat box like three times on me, cuz of it……seems like there trying to hack you and steal your credit cards..WEIRD.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 96,369 other followers