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Nook Color turned into in-dash car stereo

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  1. colchiro

    colchiro Android Expert
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    From: Nook Color turned into in-dash car stereo | Crave - CNET


    YouTube - Rooted NOOKcolor + DIY Car Mount = Awesome


    "When it released the Nook Color last year, we're not sure Barnes & Noble envisioned anybody turning its e-reader into an in-dash car stereo system, but that's just what one creative DIYer, juicedigital, has done.
    As you can see from the video demo, this is not your standard issue Nook Color but one that's been hacked, or "rooted," with custom firmware that opens up the tablet to run Android apps. What's interesting to note about the demo is that at one point you see Google Maps up on the screen, which has people theorizing that you could turn the Nook Color into a GPS navigation device if you could pair it via Bluetooth with a cell phone and share its GPS. But the Nook Color doesn't have Bluetooth, right?
    Well, not officially, but it apparently ships with a dormant Bluetooth module that some hackers over at xda-developers.com have already found a way to activate.

    Of course, Barnes & Noble's isn't exactly encouraging folks to root its device and find creative uses for it--like installing it in your car's dashboard--but it's yet to try to crack down on the hacking.
    For those Nook Color owners awaiting an official firmware upgrade that adds a Barnes & Noble curated Nook App Store, it's due to arrive soon, we just don't know exactly when."

     

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    This is really neat, but I wish there was some video of how he made the mount.
     
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    It appears he has a seam in his dash above his factory radio where he inserts the cover of his NC to hold it in place. You can see him pull it out at the end.
     
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    From the looks of that dash that's a newer Ford Mustang. If that's a S197 Mustang, along the top of that front console is a couple sets of buttons and a cigarette lighter. It wouldn't take much to mod the top of that front console as it's only thin plastic. On the other hand I wonder if the author of that vid simply didn't fabricate a mount to sit over the top of the power point plug (lighter plug)...

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