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Open Book: build your own eReader (soldering iron and a lot of patience required)

Developer Joey Castillo’s Open Book project is a set of hardware, software, and instructions for folks that want to build, customize, and write code for their own DIY eReaders. We first covered the project last year, when it was still in the early stages, and earlier this year the project won a contest that enabled […]

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The Open Book eReader will be a real thing you can buy eventually

Developer Joey Castillo’s Open Book is a work-in-progress eBook reader featuring a small E Ink display, open source software, and open hardware — detailed descriptions of most components are printed right on the circuit board. I wrote about the Open Book Project in December, and since then a few key things have happened. The hardware […]

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The Open Book Project is designing a non-proprietary eReader

There’s no shortage of devices designed for reading eBooks. But whether you’re using a Kindle, Kobo, or Nook device or something else entirely, you’re probably running proprietary software on proprietary hardware. The Open Book Project is an effort to build… something more open. It’s still a work in progress, but the design files are shared […]