I wanted to start a project in building an e-book reader and I had a few questions on where to start. It's my first attempt at building something of articulate.
Whilst the software programming isn't an issue, my experience in harware programming is limited to playing around with arduinos to do really basic stuff (LEDs and stuff). So I'm pretty much starting from zero.
My idea was to build a basic e-book reader with an e-ink screen which could display PDFs (I don't really need other formats), or, in worst of cases, plain text files
Nothing too fancy
I have a few questions:
a) WHERE TO START?
it might sound stupid, but I was hoping somebody could give some useful advice on what hardware is needed and best to use (apart from a screen, obviusoly. Are there any readymade boards out there?)
b) What software to use?
Is LinuxFromScratch a good choice or would you recommend something different?
c) Any good links to resources/documentation that would help me during this process?
Probably the best place to start anyway
Using an Arduino or something similar isn't really what I wanted, since I would like to learn the basics of harware programming and how things work on a deeper level. And was, in general, looking for a more "from scratch" approach
I realize I've got a very vague idea, so answering my questions isn't really easy, but I'm willing to learn and have time to spend on the project and lots of space for trial and error
Any help is appreciated
Thanks in advance