I just wanted to stop by and explain the painful lack of updates recently.
Short version: it's my wife's fault. :)
We're expecting a baby, and have been seeing doctors and attending all sorts of classes to prepare for having our lives turned upside down in a little over a month. Zoey Kristina is set to arrive September 17th, so you can imagine that the past few months have messed with my normal schedule a bit. As those of you with kids know, this disruption is likely to only get more pronounced in the coming months when she gets here.
I am still working on the Frankenkindle, albeit sporadically. I wire-wrapped the whole circuit onto a perfboard, tore it apart and rewired it all over again, then mounted everything onto a hastily constructed stand. At this point all the pieces are in place, I just need to squash a few small bugs in my code and triple-check the board's wiring. It shouldn't be long now until I have a working demo to show you.
So, thank you for continuing to follow this project. I assure you it's not dead, just don't expect updates as often as before.
See you soon!