E-waste in Philly
• Rabbit Recycling
• eForce Compliance
E-waste we want to reuse
- Hard drives
- Cell phones, even if they’re carrier-locked
- E-paper displays
How can I turn an old Android into an e-reader?
Install F-Droid (free & open source app catalog) and search for an e-reader app:
Or install one of these:
LineageOS (Android OS with mostly FOSS software)
/e/OS (Android OS that doesn’t leak data to Google)
Can I turn an epaper display into an offline e-reader? Maybe an electronic price tag?
The Kindle 3 (Kindle Keyboard) is apparently a solid e-reader.
KOReader is a document viewer primarily aimed at e-ink readers.
Gempub is an ebook file format that uses the “.gpub” file extension. For ebooks in the “text/gemini” format.
Transflective LCD screens
GooDee YG200 Mini Projector (runs on 5V via microUSB)
LibreOffice Draw can edit PDFs!
MuPDF is good for viewing PDFs.
How to Get Your Apartment Off the Grid
Talking Newspapers in the UK, locally organized media distribution networks for blind/visually impaired people
What if you only had access to the Internet for 10 seconds per day? Or 10 MB per day?
Offpunk: A command-line feed reader that lets you download pages from Gemini, Gopher, Spartan and the web and read everything offline.
Running a headless browser with Selenium:
Use Selenium to get a page’s source code after rendering:
The DjVu format could be used to compress website screen captures along with the corresponding text.
Donald Knuth is no longer developing TeX, and the version number tends to the limit pi as bug fixes are released.
LilyGO E-Paper Watch
How can I make a minimal white noise machine + alarm clock?
DFPlayer Mini MP3 Player for Arduino
TF card U disk MP3 Format Decoder Board Module Amplifier Decoding audio Player
A British company (now defunct) that made MP3 players and speakers
Off-grid encrypted chat with LoRa + Meshtastic
If you’re in Philly, try connecting to the Iffy Books Meshtastic channel:
Follow Iffy Books on Mastodon:
Mark your calendar for Mesh Jam 2022, August 13th and 20th. We’ll have a video stream if you want to attend remotely.
The next permacomputing meetup at Iffy Books is scheduled for Sunday, August 21st at 1 pm EDT. See you there!