Designer uses old Kindle as a screen for Rasbperry Pi computing.
With Amazon's new Kindle Fire out and about, old Kindle owners may find themselves wondering what to do with their dated eReaders. But if selling the device is out of the question, and they also have a Raspberry Pi laying around, perhaps they can follow Gef Tremblay and create a nifty little Raspberry Pi display.
Called the Kindleberry Pi, this Kindle mod offers up a minimal, cost friendly solution for the tech saavy folk who need computing on the go. On a recent trip to Europe, Gef decided against bringing a laptop and instead decided to hack his Raspberry Pi into a portable shell workstation. Traveling light with just a Kindle, camera, smartphone and Raspberry Pi, Gef had all that he needed.
With a simple Kindle hack, usb power, and an external keyboard, you can hack up your very own Kindleberry Pi. Of course, the mod is certainly limited when compared to a laptop computer, but it does prove to be an interesting way for old technology to be used with newer devices.