Few months ago I read an article about a new product named FreeWrite designed for distraction-free writing. That product intrigued me because I have a college-bound son who could benefit from such a product. The only trouble was the $549 price tag that seemed excessive considering its limited features. Granted, that is the whole point of the product yet I felt confident that I could build something equivalent for far lower cost. I am pleased to report that after investing only about $75 and some of my spare time, the finished product turned out quite nicely and became a very nice parting gift to my son for his journey into creative writing.
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