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3D printed Kindle page turner

kindlePageTurner

The slim page turn buttons on a Kindle may serve as an elegant, out-of-the-way design for a generation raised with and saturated by technology. For older folks and the disabled, however, those buttons can be a pain. [XenonJohn] fired up his 3D printer to find a solution, building this Kindle page turner. The Kindle slides in from the top while two flappy paddles offer a larger, unmissable target to replace the usual thin page-turn buttons. [XenonJohn] designed the levers to function with only a light touch, and included “bump stops” underneath the levers to absorb excess force from any harsh, accidental smacks.

Construction is simple and straightforward: print pieces, clean pieces, put pieces together. The levers attach via 3D printed hinges, which [XenonJohn] glued to keep in place. The relevant 3D files are available at the link above, and stick around after the break for a quick video of the paddles flipping some pages. [XenonJohn] is no stranger to Hackaday; take a look at his Google Glass alternative, “Beady-i.” Also check out the Frankenkindle, one of the inspirations for [XenonJohn's] project which required a much more invasive process for getting at the page turning buttons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyXspYWJEug

Comments

  1. Marius Schmidt says:

    I am reading the same book on my kindle, a really good read.

    Doesn’t look like that attachment would make holding the kindle any more comfortable though.

  2. Eirinn says:

    Hmm could actually also serve as a fine page turner for kitchen use where your hands are usually covered with foodstuffs.

  3. fartface says:

    That would easily be adapted to a Suck Puff interface as well. just add a couple of servos to the back.

  4. notdave says:

    thats a funny looking Nook Simple Touch! ;)

  5. dALE says:

    Hmm, What kind of filament did he use? Is it like ABS plastic that could be “welded” with acetone?

  6. John says:

    Hi it is ABS plastic using a Makerbot Replicator.
    I am redesigning it with another button at the base so you can turn it on and off, since the standard power button on the lower edge is tiny as well.

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