Making a Literary Clock from a Hacked Kindle (Video)

We’ve seen a Kindle turned into a weather station, thermometer, fridge magnet, a display for the Raspberry Pi, and a monitor.

And now, if you have a spare Kindle lying around, you can turn it into a literary clock. Instructables has published detailed instructions that explain how you can do the deed.

The first thing you’ll need is a hacked Kindle, and a modicum of programming skills so you can install the hack. Once you do, your Kindle will show a new quote on the screen almost every minute of the day, with the time of day displayed in bold letters so it can be easily read.

As noted in the instructions, it wasn’t possible to find a quote for every single minute:

I worked around this by using some quotes more than once, for instance if it can be used both in the AM and PM. More vague time indications can be used around a certain time, so this quote from Catcher in the Rye is used at 9.58AM: “I didn’t sleep too long, because I think it was only around ten o’clock when I woke up …

Even with that limitation, this is still a neat project, as you can see in the following video.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder 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.

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