Literary Clock Made From An Old Kindle

by Volker Weber

Photo Jaap Meiyers

My girlfriend is a *very* avid reader. As a teacher and scholar of English literature, she reads eighty books per year on average. On her wishlist was a clock for our living room. I could have bought a wall clock from the store, but where is the fun in that? Instead, I made her a clock that tells the time by quoting time indications from literary works, using an e-reader as display, because it's so incredibly appropriate :-)

That sounds like a fun project.

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Looks wonderful! Extracting the quotes indeed a lot of work has gone into this. I have a spare old Kindle and like the idea a lot, but no keyboard on that one, only a menu button. Many thanks for sharing as indeed looks very nice.

Maikel Maes, 2018-08-05

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