Nook touch becomes a desktop computer

It looks like [Renate] has been pounding out hack after hack on her Nook touch. It stands on its own now thanks to a tripod bracket hack which is the most recent work she’s done. But there are bunch of other modifications, all of which are linked after the break.

We believe that this is meant for displaying lyrics as she sings and plays along. To that end there’s a foot pedal attachment that lets her control the device. It connects to the Nook via a USB hub that allows her to interface multiple devices at once. This in itself is also a hack, as host mode isn’t an out-of-the-box feature for the device. In order to avoid having to disconnect everything in order to top off the battery, she also manged to get the thing to charge from the USB hub. In fact, with all this in one package she’s basically got herself a desktop computer.

USB host mode:
Powering hub:
Foot pedal:

[via XDA Developers]


  1. dext0rb says:

    looks pro; kudos.

  2. Rick says:

    Instant Teleprompter! I love it.Now it’s just gonna take me six months to port Guitar pro to Android!

  3. riney says:

    Not to be neglected is the fact that she’s also using the Nook with an audio interface to record 24-bit audio. Kudos!

  4. barryronaldo says:

    Nicely done :) Keep up the good work! USB Host is nice and I will definitely follow up on that :)

  5. stelt says:

    Can you hack the Nook to serve as an external monitor for my PC? My eyes would be so grateful.

  6. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually know what you are speaking about! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally consult with my site =). We can have a link trade arrangement among us

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 96,322 other followers