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Old 01-30-2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Kindle 1, Kindle 3
Hardware Hack - a DIY lighted cover

I'm working on a DIY lighted cover for a Kindle 3. I have the majority of the light and cover designed for a prototype, but I don't have access to an authentic K3 lighted cover to reference for the metal binding hooks. I posted over on an accessories thread looking for some help, but haven't gotten any bites.
What I need is a good picture of the upper clip so I can fabricate my own. So far I've managed to copy the lower clip from an image I found via google, but the upper clip is too badly distorted me to copy.
If there's anyone out there that would be willing to take individual pictures of both clips, I would greatly appreciate the help.
An image similar to the one below that has a mm scale included would be fantastic.


(the above image is my best guess as to what the bottom clip looks like)

For fellow hardware hackers, you may find this information useful:
  • Power ports provide ~4V
  • Top clip is positive
  • Bottom clip has two fingers that must both be displaced to enable power

Last edited by txoof; 01-30-2011 at 03:47 PM.
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