You may have seen one of our previous posts about unusual uses for the Raspberry Pi. . One was to use it as a computer in a low-budget space program, which would make the Pi more portable than most computers on earth! However, it should be noted that there are several ways a grounded Raspberry Pi can free itself from its power supply and its compact little Perspex or Lego case. and use it like a real laptop.
That doesn’t mean the Raspberry Pi can exist without a power supply, an HDMI cable, and a USB keyboard—of course, if you’re using your computer for mundane tasks, you’ll need all of these, and maybe more…
Raspberry Pi + Kindle = Kindleberry Pi
Two of the most compact names in computing — wouldn’t it be great to put them together?
As it happens, there are several ways a Raspberry Pi can be paired with a Kindle reader, the latter becoming a display for an inexpensive mini-computer that needs to be battery-powered or mains-powered.
Due to regular updates to the Amazon Kindle range, you will need to make sure that the model you are using is the same as the one listed here, otherwise problems may occur. In other words, we cannot be held responsible for something going wrong with any device if you made a mistake.
If you own a Kindle 3 (model with a built-in keyboard), then you will no doubt be interested in learning more about the original Kindleberry Pi project, in which you can quickly establish a wireless connection between two devices to create an electronic display for your Raspberry Pi.
Reading books on Kindle Paperwhite? An edit to the original project also lets you connect the Pi to the Paperwhite — and it’s wireless this time!