My Readable Bicycle Computer

November 3, 2015 | 18:40
“In direct sunlight, my middle-aged eyes struggle to read the display of a typical bike computer. I want really big numbers displayed, and a map bigger than a postage stamp. The E Ink display of a Kindle Touch e-reader has the perfect size — big enough to display a lot of information at once in a large font and to show me a decent chunk of a map without scrolling.” says Daniel Schneider. His trick was to use the Kindle’s “experimental” Web browser, allowing him to put the brains of the computer elsewhere, in this case on a Raspberry Pi.

Read the full story on IEEE Spectrum.

Stay up to date with the latest news, demos and releases.
Subscribe to Elektor.TV on YouTube!
Loading comments...
related items