Nook Tablet Kitchen PC

November 22, 2011 by
Filed under: Android OS, Interesting Projects 

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Now that you have your new faster Nook Android tablet what do you do with your older unit.  How about a touch screen kitchen PC with internet connectivity that mounts on your refrigerator door for easy access.  Recipes at your fingertips, news, weather, music even movies and videos.  Just think of the possibilities.  We found this interesting project that was made by “Wabyrd” in Houston, TX.  He used a Barnes & Noble Nook Color that was been rooted and runs CM7 (Cyanogen Mod 7)  but really any Android tablet should be able to do the same thing.  Wabyrd mounted Neodymium rare earth magnets to the back to attach the unit the his fridge.  After loading up his software apps he has about everything he needs to make kitchen work hassle free.

Here is a list of the software installed on his the Nook Kitchen PC:
Fancy Widget for weather/time
Cloudlist (for the grocery list and sync’d to Android Phone)
Google Maps with Latitude ( easily  see where the family members are)
GMail (quick access to the inbox)
Days until widget (countdown for important events like kid birthdays, xmas, etc.)
SlingPlayer (TV in the kitchen)
Netflix (why not?)
Iheartradio and Pandora (tunes in the kitchen)
Calwidget (displays current agenda)
Desktop shortcut to the wife’s recipe folder on Windows Home Server
Pizza Hut app (for when you  don’t want to cook)

Additional information about this project can be found on the Android Central page here.

With prices of Android tablets going to be cheap this Black Friday it may be time to pick up a unit to convert into a Kitchen PC.

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