DIY e-reader based on the BeagleBoard (video)

Mike Cane found a video on Youtube showing what looks like a DIY ereader based on a BeagleBoard. It’s running FBReader on a customized version of Linux. The screen is 4.3″ (480×272 resolution).

I know it looks like a 1 of a kind kit, but it was actually assembled from commercially available BeagleBoard components. You can even buy this as a kit from the guy who shot the video.  Retail is $423.61 (plus shipping).

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. […] you recall the DIY e-reader kit I showed you a few days ago? Well, the developers have put out a press release announcing this device as an $ 421 open source […]

  2. Andrew Durham9 December, 2010

    open source modular hardware is cool. please let us know when they have an e-ink screen to go with it.


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