As a side note, this is why we got an eReader and not a Nook. It doesn't really have anything to do with the mod, but I thought I would mention it in case anyone cares. My wife was on the fence for a long time about getting an eReader. She loves her books, and didn't know if she would miss the feel of a real one. However, packing multiple books every time we go somewhere was getting to be a hassle. She had a few reasons for not wanting a full tablet, and I agreed with her on all of them.
- Battery life is much longer in an eReader than a tablet.
- The eInk display is visible in bright light; as opposed to a typical LCD which would have to have its brightness on maximum to be seen, draining the battery even more.
- She only wants it to read books. Every person we know with a tablet who says they are going to use it read any format of book always ends up wasting time with stupid games or refreshing their email for an hour instead.
- It has a built in light to allow reading in the dark which doesn't hurt your eyes like staring at a bright LCD.
- We have smart phones, why waste money on a tablet?
Step 1: Required Materials
- 4 pieces of sticky back Velcro (3M has this)
- hot glue
- Small Compression springs or spiral binder ring
Step 2: Initial Attempts
Step 3: The Velcro Method
- Place two of the velcro strips on the back of the device - best is on either side (horizontally) and in the middle, (vertically).
- Put the other two strips on top of the first two, and peel the backs off.
- Place the device in the center of the cover and press down to stick the velcro.
- Hold it in place for a few seconds to ensure the velcro sticks.
Step 4: The Power Button Dilemma
- Looking at the back of the Nook, measure the distance from the velcro strips to the power button, then make a mark on the cover lining where the power button will be.
- Using hot glue, make a small blob over the mark on the cover lining. Once that has dried completely, make a second, smaller blob of glue over the first. The height of the glue should be similar to the pieces of the velcro separating the Nook from the cover lining.
- Attach the Nook to the velcro and test the glue blob button by pushing down on the top of the device.
Step 5: Final Enhancements
Since I didn't have any small compression springs on hand, I used a small section of some plastic spiral binding from an old daily planner book. Two of these pieces were used, one on either side of the glue blob. The height should be just a bit greater than the glue blob itself.
With the springs in place, more force must be used to actuate the power button, so the device only turns on when you want it to!