Category Archives: Hacks

Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard “Rackmount” mod #MoBetterMoPho

On a whim this afternoon, I decided to hack this together: So far, I’m loving it. All the controls are at a better angle for fiddling with them while I’m playing. It’s part of my desk now, so it’s both … Continue reading

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Body & mind hacking

So as someone who used to help run Hackaday when it was under Mahalo’s wing, led Chaotic Moon’s Labs where we did innovative combinations of technology to think about existing technology in new ways, and contributed to and authored my … Continue reading

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How to prolong your Kindle 2’s battery life

To get the longest battery life out of your Kindle 2, there are several steps you can take. Keep the font settings at the smallest font size where you can read comfortably, as this decreases page refreshes when reading and … Continue reading

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Kindle LED light prototype C

Kindle LED light prototype C Originally uploaded by C.K. Sample III. Okay, this is the best one yet and it’s super light and simple. I took some 9 gauge aluminum armature wire that I had lying around (you can buy … Continue reading

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How to build a cheap LED reading light for your Kindle or Sony Reader

So last night, while I was watching Heroes, I built this little guy: This is just the first prototype of a better-designed LED light for the Kindle that I have in mind (but some of the parts are still on … Continue reading

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Install a darker, more readable font on the Kindle 2

In case you haven’t heard about it, there’s been some controversy from people who have had both a first generation and second generation Kindle, complaining that the Kindle 2’s text doesn’t appear as crisp and dark on the screen, making … Continue reading

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Over two weeks with the Kindle 2

Now that I’ve had the Kindle 2 for over two weeks, I can say that I love it and that it is a great improvement upon my first generation Sony Reader (which I also loved). I also just finished writing … Continue reading

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