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Repurpose a Kobo Reader as a Weather Station

Last month we showed you a clever hack that converted an old Kindle into a weather station; this new hack uses a Kobo ebook reader (cheaper hardware) and ditches the external server (less overhead).

Even better, this new hack is simpler to deploy. You’ll need a Kobo unit, a free installer bundle courtesy of Kevin Short over at the MobileRead forums, and a few minutes to toggle on telnet access to your Kobo and run the installer.

Hit up the link below to read more about the self-contained mod.

Kobo Wi-Fi Weather Forecast [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/22/12

Comments (1)

  1. Ushindi

    How about an Augen Reader weather station? I’ve still got one lying around I never use.

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