In the previous post I told you I’d attached a tablet computer to the kitchen cupboard. There are several ways to do this. This way doesn’t cost £30 – £40. £12 is much better.
As it turned out I couldn’t find a way to load my recipe documents onto the tablet, so I opted for my original Kindle Paperwhite (I currently use a Paperwhite 3G), and used Amazon’s free Kindle document conversion service to convert a test Word file to Kindle format. Worked well, and extremely quickly. Ignore the instructions on Amazon’s website, converted documents are now delivered via Amazon’s Cloud, just as everything Kindle is now.
So that was easy, but what bothered me was that car windscreen mounts are held in place with a large sucker and while I never had one let go back when I used satnav, it’s always a possibility. I had to protect against it.
I’d taken the Kindle out of its case, so now I cut off the cover with a Stanley knife, and bored a small hole in the back, in the bottom right corner, through which I threaded a length of 30lb test braided fly line. I tied the end to a washer and put the Kindle back in and mounted it in the holder stuck to the door. Then I formed a loop in the other end of the line, hooked it over the door handle, and now my Kindle won’t go crashing to the floor if the sucker lets go. You can get the braided fly line in a variety of colours, mine if fluorescent yellow but you can probably get something close to the colour of your fixtures. I don’t care that much, and the bright yellow is easily seen if it should somehow become detached.
To my surprise the washer gets in the way of the Kindle fitting tightly in its case more than I thought it would, but a little duct tape on that corner will fix the problem and all will be well
Now all I have to do is collect my recipes together and get them converted. Amazon’s free service runs to 5GB – that’s a hell of a lot of recipe-sized Word files. And what I’m trying to decide is whether to put them all together in one file, which means creating an index of hyperlinks, or keep each recipe separate. The latter means less work for me, I think.
This is the tablet in situ – the Kindle is in the same place.