Glenn is an electrical engineer from Santa Cruz, California. His sister suffers from cerebral palsy, so his passion is using his engineering talents to make life a little easier for his sister and others with physical disabilities.
Glenn’s latest creation is a homebrew device he calls “Frankenkindle”. Simply put, it’s an Kindle eBook reader with its six most important buttons implemented on a substitute keyboard taken from a V.Reader kids book reader. Because the Kindle’s buttons are small, and those with cerebral palsy often have difficulty with motor movement, the large and colorful buttons on the Frankenkindle make it much easier for Glenn’s sister to read books.
Right now, Glenn has designed the device based primarily on what he thinks his sister needs, but he does plan on continuing to develop the device and is open to suggestions. Feel free to chime in on his blog if you have any ideas!
Here’s a video of Glenn demoing Frankenkindle:
Post from Glenn’s Breadboard Confessions blog: Frankenkindle prototype demo…
(HT: MAKE Blog)