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Use a Rooted Nook as a Car Stereo Head Unit

If you’re looking for a cheap way to integrate a touchscreen-controlled stereo into your car, this clever Nook hack turns the inexpensive Android tablet into a polished mobile media center.

XDADevelopers forum member Craig Bru posted the entire build log for the overhaul of his Jeep’s stereo console. What started as a big hole in the dash ended with a polished quick-release dock for his Barnes and Noble Nook tablet. He can easily pop it in and out and, while it’s in the dock, it not only controls the car stereo but functions as a full Android tablet (including interfacing, via Bluetooth and a specialized app, to his car’s stats).

Hit up the link below to check out his full build.

Nook Installed in a Jeep Wrangler [via Hack a Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/5/11

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