30 May '14, 5am

Kindle Paperwhite gets Downgraded to an Expensive Thermostat

Kindle Paperwhite gets Downgraded to an Expensive Thermostat

E-readers are awesome, don’t get us wrong — but if you have an old one collecting dust, why not use it for something? [John] decided to hack his old Kindle to act like a thermometer! The Kindle’s Linux OS is re-purposed to use the Freescale CPU’s internal temperature sensor as a thermometer — since it’s not doing anything most the time, it should be relatively accurate of the ambient temperature. Unlike some of [John's] earlier hacks, this one is completely self-contained and reversible. In fact, it’s just a few scripts that check the temperature every minute and then display it in large digits on the screen. The buttons allow you to convert units or reverse boot to the original Kindle software. It can even graph the recent temperature! It makes for a very easy to read outdoor thermometer. And not to waste all of its hardware features, [John] also set it up to act as a web...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/05/29/kindle-paperwhite-gets-dow...

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Valentino Glam Lock gets bedazzled

Valentino Glam Lock gets bedazzled

bagbliss.com 30 May '14, 3pm

If there is one thing I love in the world it’s crystals! To me, crystals just make everything more prettier and girly of c...