Upcycled an old eReader into an art frame. Displays a new black & white piece of art from Flickr every few minutes. Full write-up this weekend, but pretty straightforward to do. pic.twitter.com/TtVRbhz3Ee
I've previously replaced the battery on an eInk Nook, so I know how easy they are to disassemble. But for this I wanted to keep the plastic frame on, so that I'd be able to attach a more æsthetically pleasing wooden picture frame.
Finding a picture frame of the right size was a little tricky. The physical dimension of the unit are ~170mm x ~140mm. But the screen is only ~125mm x ~93mm .
I used eFrame - they have a really handy website for custom sized frames and inserts. I ordered a mount for an 135mm x 103mm picture (they cut them slightly smaller but I didn't want any overhang) with 20mm top and bottom borders, and 35mm left and right borders. That gave me enough space to fit the Nook. But, as long as the aperture lets you see the eInk, and masks off the plastic frame, you should be OK.
I was also able to buy a frame without a glass front. As this is my first attempt, I went for simple and cheap wood - rather than something more ornate and artistic. Total cost including shipping was £25.