Building a DIY opensource e-reader Pt.1
I took a short break from working on Spare Parts to start on a new project; The Open Book.
This neat opensource project, designed by Joey Castillo (https://github.com/joeycastillo/The-Open-Book), is a feather compatible open-hardware e-book reader that aims to be a simple device that anyone with a soldering iron can build for themselves.
In this first part of four, I showed off the gorgeous PCB design, the e-ink display and soldered resistors and capacitors to the board.
This was streamed on Twitch on Jan 15, 2021
You can buy a PCB for this project on Joey’s Tindie page here: https://www.tindie.com/products/joeycastillo/the-open-book-pcb-bare-pcb/
00:00:00 Stream Starts
00:01:53 Show & tell; Mini Materials
00:06:24 Show & tell; Microscope switcher case
00:18:30 Showing the display and PCB
00:38:46 The Open Book Build video
00:52:42 BOM Check
01:36:59 Soldering Resistors and Capacitors
03:26:41 Winding down
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