Did you ever wonder how to use Lego Mindstorm to make your Kindle collection DRM-free? Well, according to the maker, "this is an art project reflecting the relation of book scanning, copyright, and digital rights management. This is not intended to be understood as an instruction or invitation, but rather as a provocative thought experiment."
A university professor in Austria has released the video below, showing how he has automated a low-tech approach to bypassing the digital rights management system on the Kindle.
His name is Peter Purgathofer, and he’s an associate professor at the Vienna University of Technology.
Using Lego’s Mindstorms — a basic robotics kit popular with hobbyists — plus a Kindle and a Mac, he has assembled a way to photograph what’s on the screen, and then submit it to a cloud-based text-recognition service.
Here is the video: