Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Your Old Kindle can be made into a Fridge Messenger Board


Sometimes our old e-readers are relegated to spend the rest their lives in a closet or dusty drawer. If you have an old Kindle e-reader you do have another option, you can turn it into a virtual notepad for your fridge.

A new hack has just been developed that disables the Kindle screen saver and allows you to update text via a Gmail address. All you need to get started is a Raspberry PI web-server and the ability to program in some Ruby code.

I think attaching a little magnetic strip to the Kindle is a great way for it to enjoy a second life and actually serve a neat little purpose. I am sure you guys could come up with some useful little greetings or maybe some quotes from your favorite author.

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