Turn an old eReader into an Information Screen (Nook STR)

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Nook with a train display.

Here’s a quick tutorial for turning an old Nook into a passive display. This is an update to my 2013 post End Result An eInk screen which displays the trains I can catch from my local station. It shows the next few available trains, and whether they’re delayed. It also shows how long until the…

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Replacing the battery on a Barnes & Noble eInk Nook

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The other day I fished my old nook out of deep storage – only to discover that the battery wasn’t holding charge. More seriously, the back had swollen out and looked like it was about to burst. Uh-oh! Inflating batteries are dangerous batteries. Taking apart the nook is incredibly simple, pop off the power button,…

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Rooting The Nook

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I was inspired by Matthew Petroff’s Kindle Weather Display to do something similar with my old Nook Simple Touch Reader. I had planned to use a salvaged eInk screen – but the Nook STR (or NSTR from now on) is only £29 due to a massive price drop. The Glow version is a mere £69…

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Guide to Using the Nook STR / Glow Without a B&N Account (Pictures!)

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I recently picked up a new Nook. Their manufacturer is dumping stock and the prices are ridiculously cheap for an eInk touchscreen running Android. One thing that annoys me about the Nook is the fact that you have to register for a Barnes & Nobel account before you can use it. I dislike their geo-restrictive…

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